West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to make his return from injury in a practice match on Wednesday against Southend at Upton Park.
The England international is yet to feature this season due to an ankle injury but is primed to play.
Club-record signing Carroll will make his eagerly-anticipated return barring any last-minute setbacks almost six months after last featuring for West Ham against Manchester City on May 11.
Sakho, who has scored seven goals in as many games for West Ham, is not likely to take part in the game against Southend but is keen to play against Aston Villa this weekend.
The £3.5million signing from Metz was injured in West Ham’s 2-1 win over reigning Premier League champions City and subsequently missed their 2-2 draw against Stoke on Saturday.
The return to action for Carroll will cap a good week for the former Newcastle United striker after he landed in London on Monday night with new fiancee Billi Mucklow.