West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says he hasn't written off Diafra Sakho.
On deadline day, Sakho flew himself to French club Rennes and underwent a medical, before a trip to Chelmsford racecourse where his agent's horse won the 3.20 race.
Bilic said: "Yeah, Diafra wanted to go. But also, that issue is not quite black and white. Did he have permission, permission on paper or just a form or an SMS? I don't know.
"He looks good in training. Hopefully he is going to stay like that for a long time. Because he will know that until January he is a West Ham player.
"That's the way he's going to get a new contract, or play again for Senegal, or get a move: if he plays good."