Cape Town - West
Ham co-chairman David Gold is adamant that Diafra Sakho will not be
sold before Thursday's transfer deadline, amid interest from Crystal
Palace and Rennes.
The 27-year-old striker looked set to return to France after
completing a medical at Roazhon Park, although it emerged he had done so
without permission from the Hammers.
Sakho reportedly skipped training with Slaven Bilic's squad on
Wednesday to push through a deal, which now appears dead in the water.
After the Eagles supposedly lodged a £10 million bid for the Senegal
international on the same day, Gold has moved to clear the air regarding
his future at the London Stadium.
"Diafra Sakho is not for sale in this transfer window he is an
integral part of our first team squad and will play a part in our
recovery," Gold wrote on Twitter.
The Metz youth product missed a large chunk of the 2016/17 campaign
with a series of injuries, which limited him to just four Premier League
appearances for Bilic's side.