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​West Ham boss Bilic offers runaway Sakho second chance

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic is prepared to give striker Diafra Sakho a second chance in his side.

The Senegal star was very keen to leave the Hammers during the summer, and even travelled to Rennes and completed a medical on the deadline day only to find out that both clubs had not reached an agreement.

However, after opening the season with the three defeats, Bilic is prepared to try every weapon in his arsenal against Huddersfield on Monday night.

The Croatian manager said: "There are so many issues, so I have to pull up the Diafra Sakho file now.

"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.

"The fact is he wanted to go there. He did a medical, but the club decided not to sell him and he's back.

"So I told him 'Diafra, you are fit? I know what you can do. Sit there, hopefully now you are going to get fit and I am going to help you get focused here'.

"He's been training. He came back - he flew to Rennes last week, a couple of days before the end of the transfer window - but he's been training since.

"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."

Vyom Chaudhary
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