Manchester United are considering a move for West Ham United star Diafra Sakho to replace Robin van Persie, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
Sakho only joined the Hammers last summer in a £3.5million transfer from Metz, but the 25-year-old had a brilliant debut campaign at the Boleyn Ground, scoring 12 goals in 26 games.
The 25-year-old’s performances have attracted the interest of Man United, who are now looking for a striker to replace Van Persie in their attack.
The Dutchman has reportedly agreed to join Turkish giants Fenerbahce this summer following a season in which he struggled for form and fitness.
However, the Red Devils will have to make a bid of at least £15million to prize Sakho away from Upton Park, with West Ham co-chairman David Gold a big admirer of the Senegal international.
He said: “He is the one who can surprise everyone. I believe he can become a world-class striker.
“He has the passion and attributes to be one of the top forwards in the Premier League.”
The Irons are also keen on United ace Javier Hernandez, and could use Sakho in a potential swap deal for the Mexican goal-poacher.