Liverpool close on defender

Reported Liverpool target Mamadou Sakho has requested to leave current club Paris St Germain.

Last Updated: 31/08/13 at 20:00 Post Comment

Mamadou Sakho: Set to leave PSG

Mamadou Sakho: Set to leave PSG

PSG manager Laurent Blanc revealed that Sakho - a 23-year-old centre-back - will leave Ligue 1 with his blessing.

The former France and Manchester United star said of Sakho: "Sakho is not just anybody at PSG. He has been here, he has lived everything here, he was the symbol of the club.

"I would really have liked to continue working with him but he's signalled his desire to leave the club. The board and himself have found a solution. I wish him good luck."

The France international is yet to play for the club this season with Thiago Silva, Alex and new signing Marquinhos all preferred.

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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