Liverpool ‘keen’ on £10m defender, willing to exchange Sakho

Date published: Sunday 15th January 2017 12:35

Jose Fonte: Set to leave Southampton

Liverpool are prepared to use frozen-out defender Mamadou Sakho in part exchange to land unhappy Saints skipper Jose Fonte this month.

According to the Daily Mirror, Jurgen Klopp wants to fix his leaky defence before the transfer window closes and has identified Fonte, who has handed in a transfer request at Southampton, as the ideal short-term solution.

Southampton are said to be waiting for a £10million bid for the Euro 2016, while Liverpool are eyeing £20million for the French international who has not featured for the Reds since being sent home from the Reds’ pre-season tour of the USA.

Fonte, who has 18 months left on his contract, would join four former Southampton players – Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Sadio Mane and Dejan Lovren – who have left for Anfield.

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