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Diafra Sakho offered another chance at West Ham by Bilic

20:05 BST 11/10/2017
Diafra Sakho West Ham United October 2014
The 27-year-old striker tried to force a move on transfer deadline day which fell through and his manager is prepared to give him another chance

Diafra Sakho is set to be offered another chance to prove himself in a West Ham United shirt according to manager Slaven Bilic.

The Senegal international went to France in an attempt to force a move to Stade Rennes on deadline day and underwent a medical , but the deal fell through as the two clubs could not agree on a fee.

The Senegalese striker was out for most of last season due to a recurring back injury making just four appearances without scoring for the Hammers.

And with the Irons poor start to the new English top flight campaign, their gaffer is hoping the 27-year-old will put behind the disappointment of the failed transfer and give his absolute best for the club going forward.

“The fact is he (Sakho) wanted to go there. He did a medical, but the club decided not to sell him and he’s back,” Bilic told media.

“He looks good in training. Hopefully he is going to stay like that for a long time. Because he will know that until January he is a West Ham player.

“That’s the way he’s going to get a new contract, or play again for Senegal, or get a move: if he plays good.”

Sakho will get his first chance as West Ham United welcome Steve Mounie’s Huddersfield to the London Stadium in search of their first English Premier League win on Monday night.