Diafra Sakho contract will wait says Sam Allardyce

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Diafra Sakho certainly seems to have landed on his feet since joining West Ham from Metz in the summer on a four-year deal, scoring seven goals in ten games.

But his fortunes at Upton Park look set to become even better in the next few weeks as the club are lining up a pay rise for the Senegalese forward.

The 24-year-old has proved his goalscoring prowess since his arrival with goals against Manchester City and Liverpool whilst he also hit the back of the net at Old Trafford.

But after his monumental performance against Liverpool earlier this season, Brendan Rodgers is reported to be on the prowl to find a replacement striker for the flop of Mario Balotelli. With Sakho in the headlights, West Ham are wary to fend of any interest from Premier League rivals.

Nevertheless, the Hammers boss believes that negotiations should only take place after the busy Christmas interval where the Irons will face Chelsea, Arsenal and Leicester in vital games to assist in a Europa League qualification bid.

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“I don’t see why we should be discussing any contracts with anybody really in this period when we’re playing so many games in such a short period of time" Allardyce explained.

On what seems to be another planet is Ravel Morrison who has failed in his bid to impress during a loan spell with Championship side Cardiff City. 

When asked about the future of the youngster, Allardyce confirmed that the 21-year-old has been put to the bottom of his problems list.

“Obviously he hasn't worked at Cardiff," he added.

“My focus isn't on Ravel it’s on my first team squad continuing their great run of form that they’re in at the moment."

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Sam Allardyce
West Ham United
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