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Report: Crystal Palace make £25m bid for Mamadou Sakho; Liverpool reject offer

Mamadoun Sakho of Crystal Palace recieves treatment following an injury during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on April 26, 2017 in...

Liverpool have rejected a £25m bid from Crystal Palace for Mamadou Sakho.

Mamadou Sakho of Crystal Palace is tackled by Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on April 15, 2017...

Liverpool hold firm on their £30 million valuation of their out-of-favour centre-back Mamadou Sakho, and have rejected another bid from Crystal Palace.

According to reports from ESPN, Crystal Palace have made a £25 million offer (£22 million upfront and £3 million in add ons), but the Reds have dismissed their approach as it didn’t meet their valuation.

Mamadou Sakho of Crystal Palace and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on April 26,...

The French defender has a contract at Liverpool till 2020, and given the level of interest in him from other Premier League clubs – Leicester City and West Brom are reportedly being linked – the Reds are in a strong position in negotiating the sale of the player.

The 27-year-old has not featured since the end of 2015/16, and is not in Jurgen Klopp’s first team plans.

Sakho spent the second half of 2016/17 on loan at Selhurst Park, and he personally favours a move to the London club.

Mamadoun Sakho of Crystal Palace recieves treatment following an injury during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on April 26, 2017 in...

The report claims that it was Palace’s third bid of the summer for Sakho that underlines their ambition to sign the Liverpool defender.

Palace have made a poor start to the 2017/18 Premier League campaign, having lost all of their opening three games.

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