Liverpool demand £20m for Sevilla target Sakho

Liverpool are prepared to let Mamadou Sakho leave during the January transfer window, but are holding out for £20million.

The France international joined the Reds from Paris Saint Germain in an £18million deal back in September 2013, and has gone on to make 80 appearances for the club.

However, Sakho has fallen out of favour under Jurgen Klopp this season, and he has yet to pull on the jersey for a first-team fixture during the current campaign.

The Anfield boss was prepared to let the defender leave Anfield ahead last summer, and accepted Stoke City’s offer to loan the player for the season.

Sakho rejected the opportunity of a move to the Britannia Stadium as he looked to force his way into Klopp’s plans, but he may now consider departing Merseyside.

The 26-year-old didn’t help his cause when he turned up late for Liverpool’s fight to America in pre-season, and interrupting his manager during an interview.

According to Sky Sports, Spanish side Sevilla are keen to take Sakho during the winter window, but the Reds will demand at least £20million for his signature.

There could be an opportunity for the La Liga club to take him on loan with the view to a permanent deal, and this is an avenue they are likely to explore.

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