If you’re ‘wait-what?’-ing at this headline, then we were too.
West Ham have a striker worth £15m?
We are interested in a West Ham striker?
They warned us off?!
Well, apparently, the answer to all three questions is ‘yes’ according to the Daily Star. Let’s let them take it up.
West Ham warn Manchester United and Newcastle off £15m-rated star striker
WEST HAM co-chairman David Gold has claimed that Diafra Sakho is going nowhere this summer, writes Jack Watts.
Manchester United were last month rumoured to be interested in signing the Senegal international during the transfer window.
The Mail claimed that the Red Devils had expressed a desire to sign the £15m-rated forward.
And more recently Steve McClaren’s Newcastle side have been tipped to make a move for him.
But Hammers’ chief Gold insisted that the east London side are not planning on allowing him to leave Upton Park.
Twitter user @petermorris813 asked: “@davidgold what’s the likely hood of us selling sakho as reports linking offers for him? ?”
To which David Gold replied: “There are no plans to sell Sakho. dg”
25-year-old Sakho enjoyed a bright start to life at the Boleyn Ground and netted 12 goals in all competitions last seasons.
He was signed for a bargain fee of around £3.5m from FC Metz last summer.
Gold has previously stressed how highly he rates Sakho.
He said: “He is the one who can surprise everyone. I believe he can become a world-class striker.”
So, there you go.
Ed Woodward and Louis van Gaal can consider themselves thoroughly warned off.
They will have to console themselves by considering a move for a better or more established and proven striker.
We will be holding a support group for anyone affected by this bitter blow that has undoubtedly ROCKED OLD TRAFFORD TO ITS VERY CORE on our website at ten past never. Oh well.