Sevilla Contemplate Signing Liverpool's Out of Favour Centre Back Mamadou Sakho

Thursday July 20th, 2017

​La Liga side Sevilla are pondering a move for Liverpool's out of favour defender Mamadou Sakho after losing Adil Rami to Marseille, according to ​Football Espana

Having spent the second half of last season on loan at Crystal Palace, Sakho is set to be on the move again after the Eagles could not afford the match the £30m price tag set on him by his current employers. 

Sevilla are also likely to experience issues meeting this fee, and will reportedly need to negotiate a lower price with the Merseyside club.

​​The Frenchman's time at Anfield looks to be over after an alleged breakdown in his relationship with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, having been frozen out and forced to play with the U23s before arriving at Selhurst Park for the second half of the season. 

Sakho, however, has shown great professionalism during his ordeal, staying quiet in the media and reportedly working hard on his pre-season fitness having been left behind for the club's tour of Hong Kong. 

Sevilla's sporting director Oscar Arias is said to be a firm admirer of the former Paris Saint-Germain captain, and would be interested in a loan move if the two clubs could not come to an agreement on a fee.

Liverpool's pursuit of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk could be an influential factor in deciding Sakho's future, as new Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino is a fan of the centre backs' ability on the ball.

 Any potential deal that sees Dutchman Van Dijk go to Anfield may see Sakho go the other way, but one thing is for certain, there seems to be no way back into Klopp's good books for Sakho.

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