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08 July 2017

Liverpool refusing to lower their £30m asking price for Mamadou Sakho despite lack of takers

LIVERPOOL will not budge over their £30million asking price for Mamadou Sakho.

The French defender, 27, has not played for the Reds in 15 months after a series of disciplinary issues.

Liverpool are refusing to budge over their asking price for Mamadou Sakho
Liverpool are refusing to budge over their asking price for Mamadou Sakho
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Crystal Palace have been put off by the defender's £30m valuation
Crystal Palace have been put off by the defender’s £30m valuation
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Crystal Palace are among clubs making enquiries after Sakho had a spell on loan last season, but are unwilling to stump up the price tag.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton says he wants defender Joe Gomez, 20, on loan — but admitted. “It will be up to Liverpool.”

Sakho impressed during a six-month loan spell at Palace last season.

And it’s those performances during the renaissance under ex-chief Sam Allardyce which has led to Liverpool sticking to their guns.

The France international famously fell on the wrong side of boss Jurgen Klopp while on Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the US last summer.

And the chances of Sakho pulling on a Reds shirt again is extremely slim despite Lucas Leiva closing in on a move to Turkey.


Jurgen Klopp is determined to get top dollar for the outcast
Jurgen Klopp is determined to get top dollar for the outcast
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Frank de Boer is hoping to negotiate a lower fee this summer
Frank de Boer is hoping to negotiate a lower fee this summer
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But depending on the levels of interest, Liverpool may be forced to drop their asking price for Sakho later in the window.

Stoke City have also shown a willingness to enter talks but are believed to be looking at a loan deal.



Palace are also interested in youngster Joe Gomez
Palace are also interested in youngster Joe Gomez
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Makeshift centre-back Lucas Leiva looks to be heading to Turkey
Makeshift centre-back Lucas Leiva looks to be heading to Turkey
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Inaki Williams' blistering pace and cool finishing would be ideal for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool


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