Report: Besiktas target Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho

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Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho has been linked with a move to Besiktas.

Mamadou Sakho scores the second goal for Liverpool

According to The Sun, Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho is a target for Turkish side Besiktas.

The report claims that the Frenchman’s future at Liverpool is in doubt after being sent home from the club’s US tour and Besiktas have now emerged as a potential destination.

Sakhop joined the Reds from French side Paris Saint-Germain and despite displaying a rather peculiar playing style, he soon became a favourite among supporters at Anfield.

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, Christian Benteke and Emre Can in the standsLiverpool's Mamadou Sakho, Christian Benteke and Emre Can in the stands

The Merseyside club have been busy in the transfer market, and both Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavin have arrived from the Bundesliga as Klopp seeked to bolster his defensive ranks.

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With Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez fellow defensive options, Sakho may struggle to earn a regular first-team spot this season, and that could also play a factor in a possible Anfield exit.

The report goes on to say that Liverpool would want to recoup most of the £18 million they paid PSG for the defender, although it’s unlikely that Besiktas will be able to part with such a huge fee.

Liverpool will take on Arsenal away from home at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho celebrates with Jordon Ibe at the end of the match

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