Liverpool eye up French alternative to Cahill

Arsenal transfer target Mamadou Sakho is now also being courted by Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish, if reports in The Daily Mail are to be believed.

Liverpool entered the race for Paris St-Germain’s 21 year old defensive rock after Manchester City emerged as the strong favourites for Liverpool target Gary Cahill. Bolton’s huge asking price of £20 million is also likely to deter the Reds.

Former French U21 captain Sakho has now broken into the senior squad and his tough tackling and tireless work rate would be a welcome addition to Liverpool’s backline. Senegalese born Sakho can also fill in at left back and the Parisian’s asking price is likely to be significantly less than the fee the Trotters will demand for Cahill.

Sakho has played in the Europa League with PSG and after winning his first International cap against England recently he has the potential to be an astute piece of business. Liverpool are likely to face stiff competition from the Gunners in any attempt to bring Sakho to Anfield. Liverpool owner John Henry has already shown with the purchase of Andy Carroll that he isn’t afraid to splash the cash, so if it comes down to a bidding war Liverpool should come out on top.

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