Monday 23 October 2017

Liverpool will demand at least £20m for exiled defender Mamadou Sakho

Mamadou Sakho has reportedly attracted the interest of Southampton
Mamadou Sakho has reportedly attracted the interest of Southampton

Jack Austin

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho will not be allowed to leave Anfield for anything less than £20m during the January transfer window.

Sakho hasn’t played a first-team game for the Reds since April last year but the BBC say Jurgen Klopp is still hoping to get a fair sum of money for the centre-back given how long he has left on his current long-term contract, which he renewed in 2015.

The 26-year-old was given a 30-day suspension by Uefa in April after testing positive for a banned substance following the Europa League tie against Manchester United.

He subsequently missed the final and even though Uefa failed to impose a further ban for the drug which was believed to be a fat burner, he missed out on selection for Euro 2016 in his home country.

Sakho was then sent home from Liverpool’s preseason tour of the United States as a disciplinary measure.

Galatasaray and Sevilla are both interested in the Frenchman, who has made 56 league appearances in his three years at Anfield.

Southampton are also interested in Sakho as a potential replacement for captain Jose Fonte, who is expected to leave after he handed in a transfer request last week.

Independent News Service

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