Swansea City are interested in signing Diafra Sakho in January, as reported by Guardian Sport.

The 28-year-old has been the centre of a number of controversies over the past couple of years at the club and his game time has been limited due to ongoing injury problems.

As a result, the striker is almost certainly set to complete a permanent move away from London Stadium before the end of the January transfer window.

Swansea are reportedly keen on bringing the striker to the Liberty Stadium as they seek a goalscorer capable of helping them survive relegation. It is not yet known how much the club are willing to accept for Senegal international, but value him at £9million.

Sakho is keen to find a club willing to hand him first team opportunities so he can get enough top-flight game time under his belt before the World Cup this summer, and new Swans manager Carlos Carvalhal has admitted it is out-of-favour players looking for a chance to impress before the tournament in Russia that he will be targeting this month.

Sakho enjoyed a superb debut season at West Ham, scoring 12 goals in 26 first team appearances but since then he has struggled for form amidst a recurring back problem.

This season he has scored four goals in 17 first team appearances but all of his 14 Premier League appearances in 17/18 have come as a substitute.

His overall record for the Hammers since signing in 2014 currently stands at 24 goals in 71 appearances in all competitions.

Diafra Sakho’s West Ham Career

SeasonLeague AppsLeague GoalsCup AppsCup GoalsYellow CardsReds CardsTotal AppsTotal Goals
2014/201520 (3)102 (1)2202612
2015/201618 (3)52 (1)231247
2016/20172 (2)1000041
2017/20180 (14)22 (1)220174
Total:40 (22)186 (3)6717124

*Stats correct as of 1st January 2018