It's looking increasingly as if Diame is the latest Tevez or Demba Ba, seeing West Ham simply as a stepping stone to a better wage deal elsewhere.
Arsenal seem to be the front runners to land the man compared to Patrick Vierra and with a £3.5m buy out clause in the contract, there's little or nothing that Allardyce and the Board can do about it.
And Diame has returned from fitness at the ideal time to put himself in the January shop window. A strong performance against QPR today could prompt a Wenger move. Because at £3.5m the guy is an absolute snip!