Sakho lay-off is Ham­mer blow

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WEST HAM fear striker Di­afra Sakho will be out for eight weeks with a thigh in­jury. The Sene­gal for­ward limped off dur­ing the draw with West Brom on Sun­day and left Up­ton Park us­ing a crutch. He is hav­ing a scan to­day.

EM­MANUEL ADE­BAYOR is re­turn­ing to Eng­land to sort out his fu­ture af­ter leav­ing Tot­ten­ham in Septem­ber. The 31-year-old would like to stay in the cap­i­tal — Chelsea and Wat­ford have been linked to the Togo striker.

BIRM­ING­HAM man­ager Gary Rowett is dis­cussing a new con­tract. CH­ESTER­FIELD will talk to Mark Cooper about their va­cant man­ager’s job.

LIONEL MESSI, Ney­mar and Cris­tiano Ron­aldo make up the fi­nal shortlist for the FIFA Bal­lon d’Or. Eng­land Women’s coach Mark Samp­son is on a shortlist of three for world coach of the year.

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