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Crystal Palace join race for want-away West Ham striker Sakho

Crystal Palace are the latest club to show considerable interest in signing Diafra Sakho from West Ham United.

The Senegalese striker has handed in a transfer request with the Hammers as he eyes a summer exit but the East London club have already made it clear that he won't be sold until they find a replacement.

Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City are already heavily linked with Sakho but Palace have now joined the race as their search for a new striker continues.

Alan Pardew's Eagles are also keen on West Brom's Saido Berahino but according to the Daily Mirror, have taken their hunt a little closer to home.

Palace had been in negotiations with Liverpool regarding Christian Benteke but have stepped aside due to the Belgian's £31million price tag and now see Sakho as a much more economical option.

The two London clubs have already done business this summer with Palace spending £10m on central defender James Tomkins who departed West Ham after two decades with the claret and blue.

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