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Diafra Sakho: ‘I still want to leave West Ham’

  • West Ham’s Diafra Sakho tried to force through a move to Rennes this summer
  • Sakho took matters into his own hands and still wants to leave the Hammers
  • Senegal forward is desperate to leave London for France this coming January

Diafra Sakho remains adamant that he wants to leave West Ham and says ‘nothing has changed’ to stop him pursuing a move to France in January.

Senegal striker Sakho took matters into his own hands on this summer’s transfer deadline day, flying to Rennes with a view to a move there – although a deal failed to materialise.

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has brought the forward back into the fold this season and there has been talk of a contract extension for Sakho, but the player himself is still desperate to leave.

Striker Diafra Sakho has made it clear in an interview that he still wants to leave West Ham

Sakho wants to move to France having tried to force a switch to Rennes late in the summer

Sakho wants to move to France having tried to force a switch to Rennes late in the summer

‘I still want to leave. I always say it. I don’t hide it,’ Sakho said in an interview with Claude Atcheba.

‘Whether the fans are happy or not, I want to change environment. I want to see something else in regard to everything happened to me. I think going to France would be good to find a challenge for my career.’

The Senegal centre forward is congratulated by team-mates after scoring against Swansea

The Senegal centre forward is congratulated by team-mates after scoring against Swansea

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