Report: West Brom end interest in Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho

West Brom manager Tony Pulis

West Bromwich Albion tried to bring the Reds defender to the Hawthorns in the summer, and had been linked with another move in January.

A report in The Sun has claimed that West Brom have ended their interest in Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho as Tony Pulis prioritises strengthening his Baggies squad in other places.

The Sun reports that the Albion attempted to sign the 26-year-old in the summer, and that Pulis remains an admirer of the France international who has fallen well out of favour at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.

Watford v Liverpool - Barclays Premier LeagueMamadou Sakho

However, West Brom are now unlikely to follow up their interest with another bid during the upcoming window, according to The Sun, as Pulis now wants to bolster his midfield and striker options. 

Given the Baggies' defensive record in the Premier League this term, it is perhaps hardly surprising that Pulis appears to have moved on from the idea of bringing Sakho to the Hawthorns. 

West Brom manager Tony PulisWest Brom manager Tony Pulis

They have conceded just 16 times in the league this term, and as Sakho has not played any first-team football since the Merseyside derby victory over Everton last season, it could be argued that he may not add that much if he was brought in.

The news that West Brom are not planning to make a move will undoubtedly prove a blow to Sakho's chances of becoming a key man at a club side in England. As mentioned, his days at the Reds appear numbered given his lack of game-time, and The Sun suggests that Inter Milan are now favourites to sign him.

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