Crystal Palace unable to agree deal for Liverpool man

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Crystal Palace have had a £25m bid for Mamadou Sakho rejected by Liverpool. 

Sakho was outstanding for the Eagles while on loan last season, playing a key role in their Premier League survival.

The 27-year-old France defender has fallen out of favour at Anfield and has not played for the Reds since April 2016.

Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion are also said to be interested in Sakho but it is believed a return to London would be the player’s favoured option if a deal can be agreed.

Earlier in the summer, the Eagles’ chairman Steve Parish doubted whether the club would be able to afford Liverpool’s asking price for Sakho.

He told American radio station SiriusXM FC: “I think that is going to be a very difficult one for us to do. I think Liverpool want a big number for him.

“That is a tough one to make happen on a permanent basis. We need to look at the budgets and be realistic.”

However, having seen his side lose their first three Premier League games under new manager Frank de Boer, conceding six goals, Palace attempted to being Sakho back, but Liverpool are refusing to budge.

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