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Bilic offers Sakho another lifeline at West Ham
September 11, 2017 / 5:48 AM / 2 months ago

Bilic offers Sakho another lifeline at West Ham

(Reuters) - West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is prepared to offer Diafra Sakho another chance to resurrect his career if the striker could move on from his failed transfer move to French side Stade Rennes.

Britain Football Soccer - Manchester United v West Ham United - Premier League - Old Trafford - 27/11/16 West Ham United's Diafra Sakho with West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic after being substituted Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic

Sakho, who flew to Rennes and underwent a medical, was forced to return to West Ham on the final day of the transfer window after the two clubs failed to agree on a fee.

The 27-year-old Senegal international is available for Monday’s Premier League visit of Huddersfield Town as Bilic hopes to avoid a fourth straight defeat.

“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 reporters.

“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.”

Striker Andy Carroll could also make his return to the West Ham squad for the first time this season, while midfielder Manuel Lanzini has been sidelined with a knee injury.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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