Diafra Sakho has Crystal Palace medical ahead of expected £10m move

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Diafra Sakho has Crystal Palace medical ahead of expected £10m move

Crystal Palace have agreed a fee of £10 million with West Ham United for striker Diafra Sakho, sources close to both clubs have told ESPN FC.

Diafra Sakho could be staying in London for the time being - but almost certainly not with West Ham.

The Senegal international is yet to start a Premier League game for the Hammers this season, scoring four goals in the 17 games he has featured in this term.

Their results have improved since Roy Hodgson took charge but form of star striker Christian Benteke, who has just one league goal, suggests the Eagles would benefit from another attacking threat.

Should Sakho complete a move to Selhurst Park he would join namesakes Mamadou Sakho and Bakary Sako at the south London-based club.

"We are doing it as best we can and as professionally as we can".

However, Sam Allardyce is ready to part ways with the striker after Everton completed the £27 million deal for Turkish striker Cenk Tosun.

"Our plans have never changed", Hodgson said.

"We need people in, there is no question of that".

Crystal Palace are also looking to agree a deal for the signing of Oumar Niasse over the coming days, with West Ham willing to sell for about £13m according to the Evening Standard.

The Hammers squad is incredibly imbalanced, and the addition of a central midfielder and centre-back will be Moyes' priority this month.

"It is better to keep quiet on the subject", he concluded.

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