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West Ham reject striker bid

West Ham have rejected a bid from Rennes for striker Diafra Sakho according to reports.

Sakho is known to want to quit the the club after feeling undervalued in comparison to his fellow strikers, who are all paid significantly more.

The 28-year-old currently earns £30,000-a-week, while the likes of Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew earn between £80-£110,000-a-week. Despite the disparity in the wages, Sakho is actually one of the club’s better performers in front of goal.

While he has only scored twice in the Premier League, he actually has the best goals per minute ratio of all of his aforementioned team mates, scoring once every 160 minutes, compared to Arnautovic who is the next best and has scored one every 195 minutes.

Sakho has attracted attention from a number of clubs in the Premier League and Ligue 1, including Crystal Palace Swansea, West Brom, Brighton, Bordeaux, Nice and Marseille.

However it is fellow French club Rennes who have seen their £9m offer rejected. Sakho in fact travelled for a medical with Rennes on transfer deadline day in the summer, despite West Ham not giving him permission to travel.

West Ham are thought to be looking for around £12m.

Meanwhile in other Hammers news, reports have suggested that Javier Hernandez is close to securing a £7.5m deal to move away from the club despite only moving the East London in the summer.

Andy Carroll has also been linked with a move to Chelsea.

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