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No purchase clause could spark Sakho transfer scramble

Date published: Thursday 13th April 2017 2:06

Crystal Palace have no automatic purchase clause in Mamadou Sakho’s loan deal, according to Jurgen Klopp.

Sakho joined Palace on loan in January after he was exiled away from the Liverpool first team by Klopp after a series of disagreements.

Sakho though has been a revelation for Palace helping Sam Allardyce’s men concede just four goals in his six games to see them move clear of relegation trouble and Big Sam is keen to sign the player up in the summer.Allardyce though knows he has a “big negotiation” on his hands to secure the 27-year-old on a permanent deal and Klopp has confirmed there is nothing in the loan deal that gives Palace first refusal on the player.

“There is no clause in the loan contract,” Klopp said on Thursday.

The Frenchman earlier this week spoke about his future and admitted he would be “happy” to return to his parent club.

“I still have a contract for three more years. If I were to wear the Liverpool jersey again, I would be happy to do so,” Sakho told Telefoot.

“I was late for training, something that happens everywhere. I paid a fine and I do not know what else I can do.

“It is up to the boss. He makes the decisions and I can only accept that.And we will see what happens if my future is elsewhere.”

Klopp though made no indication whether he would entertain Sakho back at Melwood, although last month he told SFR Sport “we will see”.

“That is nothing we have to decide in this moment. So that is it,” he told SFR Sport.

“He made his first appearance after a really long time [on February 25], and so all we have to do is to be focused on the season and this squad here.

“I will not talk to you about potential transfers we make, so it makes no sense to talk about players we gave on loan. We will see.”

The towering defender is likely to be in demand though in the summer after his efforts at Selhurst Park.

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