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Sakho determined to leave West Ham ASAP

Diafra Sakho still wants to leave West Ham United.

The Senegalese striker attempted to force a move through to Rennes this past summer by undertaking a medical without the Hammers permission.

He has made seven substitute appearances this season, including a memorable performance against Swansea where he secured a valuable three points with a last minute winner.

In an interview with French journalist Claude Atcheba, Sakho says he maintains his desire to move to France.

He said: "I still want to leave, I always say it. I don't hide it. Fans happy or not, I want to change environment. I want to see something else in regard to everything that's happened to me.

"I've spent three wonderful years at West Ham. I can only be happy but overall I want to change my environment to see other things and I think going to France would be good to find a challenge for my career.

"I just went to the medicals, see the club, other people. I think both clubs agreed that I go to do the medicals but after maybe there was not enough time for West Ham to allow me to go because the didn't find a replacement.

"That's normal. After I understood and I come back here. But that didn't change my desire to leave."

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