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Sport Roma join race to sign Mamadou Sakho

19:40  19 april  2017
19:40  19 april  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Sakho open to Liverpool return

  Sakho open to Liverpool return Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been the subject of much controversy for some time now and since his move to Crystal Palace, he’s been earning plenty of plaudits. The towering Frenchman was shipped out on loan to the Eagles after it was made clear that there would be no route back into first-team contention at the club under Jurgen Klopp. Sakho secured a move to South London on the final day of the January transfer window and has since helped Palace to keep four clean sheets since his arrival. However, despite his clearly dysfunctional relationship with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, the powerful centre-back has insisted that he’d still be open to a return to the club, as quoted by Telefoot, and would still be willing to show his worth at Anfield. “I still have a contract for three more years. If I were to wear the Liverpool jersey again, I would be happy to do so. I was late for training, something that happens everywhere.” Sakho has been imperious in the short amount of time he’s been with Palace and with Liverpool’s defence still seemingly shaky, Klopp may have some thinking to do. “I paid a fine and I do not know what else I can do. It is up to the boss. He makes the decisions and I can only accept that. And we will see what happens if my future is elsewhere.

Serie A side AS Roma are believed to have joined Napoli and Southampton in pursuit of Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho ahead of the summer. According to Goal’s Melissa Reddy, Roma have moved to the front of the queue in the race to sign Sakho , having already scouted the

Milner stays true to word by celebrating Champions League semi-final victory against Roma by drinking a bottle of Ribena with Warnock. Crystal Palace are the latest club to offer Mamadou Sakho a route out of Anfield as they joined the race for his signature.

Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough - Premier League © Alex Morton/Getty Images Sport Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough - Premier League

Since arriving from Liverpool on loan for the rest of the season at the end of the January transfer window, Mamadou Sakho has been nothing short of a revelation for the Eagles.

In his seven Premier League appearances thus far, Crystal Palace have won five games (doubling their season total), lost just once, conceded just five goals and kept four clean sheets – it’s been a remarkable turnaround over the last two months.

Crystal Palace are hopeful of signing him on a permanent basis, despite the loan contract not containing a purchasing option, and the Eagles will face intense competition for his signature.

According to Calciomercato, AS Roma want to sign Sakho in the summer as a replacement for the Inter Milan bound Kostas Manolas and they are at the front of the queue to do so.

It’s claimed that Sakho’s market value now stands at about £30m, which is in the ballpark of Palace’s club record transfer fee they shelled out to bring Christian Benteke to the club last summer.

VIDEO REVIEW | Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham .
In this week’s e-Crystal Palace Podcast, I review the game against Tottenham by giving you my match review, player rankings as well as my Man of the Match. Palace suffered just a second defeat in nine games as they lost out 1-0 at home. Crystal Palace held Tottenham for much of the game, battled well throughout and looked to be heading for a decent point to keep their fine run of form going but fell behind to a 30-yarder from Christian Erikson 17 minutes from time. The evening also hosted a nasty looking knee injury to Mamadou Sakho that saw the influential defender stretched off in some agony early in the second half. How much of a miss will Mamadou Sakho be? Will Palace avoid the drop? All this and more in this week’s e-Crystal Palace Podcast. Subscribe to The e-Crystal Palace Podcast for more weekly podcasts and opinion pieces from Palace fans. You can follow e-Crystal Palace on Twitter and Facebook.

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