LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Diafra Sakho of West Ham United goes to ground under pressure from Gary Cahill of Chelsea during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Roy Hodgson, the Crystal Palace head coach, denied to speak about a possible arrival of Diafra Sakho as the West Ham United player has been heavily mentioned with moving to his team.

The former England national team coach insisted that he wants to sign a new striker in this transfer window as his main attacker, Christian Benteke, managed to find the net just once so far this season. However, he decided to remain silent about a possible transfer of Sakho and he didn’t want to say if this player is his so much wanted attacker.

The former Liverpool coach spoke about this situation as he said, according to Sky Sports“I’m not prepared to talk about any players. There is bound to be conflicting reports. It would be very foolish of me to start commenting on anybody at the moment. We are doing it as best we can and as professionally as we can. It is better to keep quiet on the subject.”

He also added that the plans are still the same: “Our plans have never changed. We have known almost from the moment I came to the club that we were light in certain areas. We didn’t have enough of a certain type of player in areas of the field. We have always been thinking that when the January transfer window comes around that we will try and resolve some of these problems.”

In the end, Roy Hodgson claimed that they have been thinking about this possibility since he came to the club as the attacker has been desperately needed since then: “We have been thinking about that since I came in September and the people who are working on this, our scouting department, Doug Freedman, Steve Parish and our owners are working overtime to try and identify people.”