Southampton are considering a January transfer window move for Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho, according to reports.
The France international hasn’t featured for the Reds this season following a bust-up with manager Jurgen Klopp on their pre-season tour of America.
Instead, the defender has been made to train with the under-23s and has made five appearances for the reserve team.
The arrivals of Ragnor Klavan and Joel Matip – as well as no hint of a U-turn from Klopp – has made Sakho consider his future at Anfield having previously hoped to stay and fight for his place.
Get French Football claims that Southampton are ‘heavily considering’ making a bid for the Frenchman with the South Coast club having to potential find a replacement for wantaway defender Jose Fonte.
“Southampton are heavily considering a move for Liverpool central defender Mamadou Sakho. More follows,” Get French Football tweeted.
Not only is there a potential move on the cards for Fonte – who handed in a transfer request on Thursday – but Virgil van Dijk has also been linked with a move away from the club this summer.