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Alan Irvine: 'Diafra Sakho has future at West Ham United'

Irvine: 'Sakho has West Ham future'
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West Ham United coach Alan Irvine says that forward Diafra Sakho still has a future at the London Stadium.

West Ham United coach Alan Irvine has claimed that Diafra Sakho is currently not in the first-team squad due to injury, not because of a possible transfer.

Despite expressing a desire to leave West Ham last year, Sakho remained at the London Stadium but the 28-year-old continues to be linked with a switch to another club.

However, Irvine has insisted that the striker's recent absence is down to injury, rather than manager David Moyes protecting him ahead of a departure elsewhere.

Irvine told reporters: "Absolutely. He is injured at the moment, has been since the window opened so he's not been on the training ground at all, I've seen very little of him to be honest.

"He is not available for selection, it's as simple as that."

Crystal Palace, Huddersfield Town and Swansea City have all been linked with a move for Sakho, who has not started a Premier League match this season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
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2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton156542117423
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
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13Watford156271821-320
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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