West Ham battle to keep Man Utd target, Sakho could leave

Date published: Tuesday 31st May 2016 9:18

West Ham are fighting to stop Reece Oxford from joining Manchester United, but Diafra Sakho could be on his way to Sunderland, according to reports.

Oxford captained West Ham’s Under-21s to Premier League Cup victory this season, while making 12 first-team appearances throughout the campaign.

And according to The Sun, Manchester United have made a bid worth up to £15million for the 17-year-old, who is understood to have turned down a £12,000-a-week deal with the Hammers.

Oxford caught the eye after impressing in the opening-day win at Arsenal, and his agent, Aidy Ward, is urging the defender to push for a better deal.

Sakho, meanwhile, could be reunited with former boss Sam Allardyce after Sunderland made a £10million bid for the striker.

The Daily Mail report that Sakho has grown frustrated in east London and co-chairman David Sullivan is willing to sanction a move.

An injury-hit season saw the 26-year-old score only seven goals, and West Ham are happy to cash in on a player they signed for just £3.5million from Metz in 2014.


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