Sakho could get improved contract, Sun say

West Ham could give Diafra Sakho a new contract, according to The Sun.

The Senegal striker, 26, has been widely tipped to leave after a number of injuries and a fall-out with boss Slaven Bilic.

But Sakho has returned to training following a back problem and The Sun suggest he could land an improved deal

A “West Ham insider” is quoted as saying: “There’s a view that he will be playing to get away, that he’s looking for a big offer from another club.

“But in fact we have had talks with Diafra and made it clear that if he starts scoring goals and is back to his best a new deal will be on the table for him.

“It’s all in his hands but the club can’t be expected to be offering a player who hasn’t been on the pitch for a long time new deals. He understands he has to earn it.”

Meanwhile, Simone Zaza has again been linked with a potential move to Napoli, this time by Italian publication Il Mattimo.

The 25-year-old striker has failed to impress since joining the Hammers on loan from Juventus with a view to a permanent move.

Recently there has been speculation that the club might offer Zaza to Napoli as part of an exchange involving the Serie A club’s forward Manolo Gabbiadini.

Il Mattimo say Napoli are considering making an offer for Zaza, who is set to join West Ham on a permanent deal if he makes one more appearance.

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