Liverpool keep eye on Sakho after PSG star hands in transfer request

Since being taken over by Qatari investors back in 2010, PSG has gone on a spending spree that has seen many of their former stars moved out of the way for international superstars to take their place.

This hasn’t sat well with some of the players who have started to turn on the club none more so than central defender Mamadou Sakho who has now handed in a formal transfer request to leave the club.

And a move to England could be on the cards for the French international who is reportedly a prime transfer target for Liverpool as the transfer deadline gets ever closer.

The Reds are worried about potential interest in their Danish defender Daniel Agger from Barcelona and are lining up a bid for Sakho to ensure that the club is adequately covered at the back.

Sakho’s decision to move away from the Parc Des Princes comes as he looks to try and secure a place in the French World Cup squad should they qualify for the Finals next year in Brazil.

With the likes of Thiago Silva keeping the 23 year old out of the starting line-up, then the defender has looked to other European leagues to try and first team football.

Despite interest from Liverpool, it could be Thiago Silva’s old club that capture Sakho’s signature with AC Milan already showing some serious interest in the player.

It’s thought that AC have spoken to the Ligue 1 Champions about a season long loan with a view to signing the player permanently if everything went well although nothing has been agreed by either party.

If Sakho were to leave PSG, it would see one of the club’s most loyal players of the past few years move on and mark the end of the old guard at the club.

The Frenchman has been a member of the first team squad for the 7 years and has made 196 appearances for the team in all competitions.

Alongside that, the 2011 Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year has already forced his way into the first team squad at national level having represented France 14 times in the past 3 years.

It’s surprising that a player of Sakho’s pedigree isn’t in the first team plans at PSG but what is their loss could be a gain for other European giants such as Liverpool or Milan

Andrew Roach is writer and editor of A keen Arsenal fan who is always on the pulse of all things at the Emirates!