West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has passed a medical ahead of his prospective £9million move to Rennes, while a Hammers move for Shandong Luneng’s Graziano Pelle has stalled over wage demands.
Sakho resumed talks with Rennes over a prospective move on Friday with his future at the London Stadium having been long in doubt.
The French side have been chasing Sakho since the summer, facing competition in recent weeks from Swansea City and more notably Crystal Palace, but are now ready to close a deal to take the Senegalese striker to Ligue 1.
Sakho has barely figured for West Ham citing niggling back injuries but was understood to have grown frustrated over his contract situation which saw him earn a smaller basic wage but greater appearance bonus.
The 28-year-old has featured 14 times for the Hammers so far this season but has only scored twice.
The Hammers have been looking for more cover up top after they made enquiries to bring Graziano Pelle back to the Premier League.
However, the ex-Southampton striker would have take pay-cut on £13.5million salary if he’s to return to England from China, which has seen negotiations stall.