West Brom are reportedly trying to swoop in on the nearly done deal of Diafra Sakho to Crystal Palace, in an attempt to bring the Senegalese to the Hawthorns, as per Dean Jones.

The wantaway West Ham striker flew to France last summer on deadline day to try and force a move away from the London Stadium, but the deal ultimately fell through.

Although he remains keen on a move to France, Sakho has had interest from new Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal, as well as Crystal Palace, where it looks like he could be heading.

However, West Brom are looking to swoop in on the deal, with Alan Pardew wanting a striker in this transfer window, which is what he says the Baggies need to stay up in the Premier League.

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However, they are not alone when wanting to swoop in on the deal, with Rafa Benitez wanting to bring another striker to Newcastle United, with the front pairing of Joselu and Ayoze Perez not scoring frequently enough for the Spanish manager.

The 28-year-old has been struggling for game time and goals this season, featuring in just the Hammers’ League Cup wins against Cheltenham Town and Bolton Wanderers. But he has since been getting more Premier League action, however, he just has the two goals to his name so far.

So Sakho could be on a quick move across London to Selhurst Park, but the Baggies could step in, needing a striker, having already been linked with a loan move for Danny Ings. But the question is not if he will join West Brom, it’s if his goals can help them survive.