Diafra Sakho
Manchester United are showing interest in making a move for West Ham United forward Diafra SakhoGetty

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The Senegal forward joined the Hammers during last summer's transfer window and became a hit at Upton Park after some impressive performances.

The east London club had a blistering start to the 2014/15 Premier League campaign, which saw them occupy a place in the top six for the first-half of the season, but a run of form in the latter half saw the club drop down and eventually finish in 12th place.

This drop in performance in the latter half of the campaign saw manager Sam Allardyce lose his job with Slaven Bilic taking over the reins at Upton Park for the upcoming season.

Sakho, who is contracted to West Ham until at least the summer of 2018, had an impressive debut season with the Hammers scoring 12 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions, and has already opened his account in the 2015/16 campaign by scoring two goals in as many matches during the Premier League club's Europa League qualifier matches against FC Lusitanos of Andorra.

The Red Devils have been linked to various players during the summer transfer window, with the Daily Mail reporting, that United were planning a move for Karim Benzema.

But despite the club being linked with big money moves for established stars, the report claims that the 20-times English champions' scouts were impressed by the Senegalese international, who is reportedly available for a fee in the region of £15m ($23.2m).

Louis van Gaal is keen to add to his forward lineup, as they currently only have Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie as their recognised strikers in the senior team, but the latter's future at the club remains uncertain, with a report in the Guardian suggesting that, the Dutchman is on the verge of completing a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce.