Boleyn Insider

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The Boleyn Insider will try to offer a digest on the latest gossip from around the Club and the major transfer speculation surrounding the first-team. In today's blog, he clears up the speculation surrounding a possible move for Demba Ba and rumours surrounding the future of Diafra Sakho.

This has been a busy day for the Club with the announcement of the new fixtures for the Premier League season.

But the hard work is still going on behind the scenes to strengthen the squad and I understand that the Club are working hard on trying to sign three or four more players.

The latest reports have seen West Ham United linked with former striker Demba Ba.

My understanding is that the Club admire him a great deal but they are not expected to make a move for the Senegalese international.

There have been a number of stories suggesting that Newcastle could make a move to sign striker Diafra Sakho.

My sources have told me there is zero chance he will be signing for the north east club and have made it clear that the prolific forward is not for sale.

Sakho scored 12 goals in his first season in England and I have heard he remains an important member of the first-team squad.

With Andy Carroll working hard on regaining full fitness and Enner Valencia set to make a late return to the Club following his appearance at the Copa America, I believe Slaven Bilic will only want to strengthen his forward line and not lose any of his key strikers.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of West Ham United