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Sakho closing in on Crystal Palace switch

01 September, 2017, 03:31 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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Following Foot Mercato's earlier report in France via their journalist Dahbia Hattabi, SFR Sport via their Breaking Foot program reveal the Reds and Crystal Palace have reached an agreement for the former Paris Saint-Germain captain for a fee of around €30m.

Palace will be working overtime to finalise the various details of the deal with Liverpool as they look to push the deal over the line. Defender set to undergo medical this evening.

Palace have agreed to pay £18m plus a further £5m based on appearances and have met the central defender's wage demands of approaching £120,000 a week, which in the end proved too rich for West Bromwich Albion.

Sakho will sign a five-year contract at Selhurst Park.

He returns after having spent six months on loan their last season.

But the Eagles' hierarchy have remained keen on the former France global and saw their third offer this summer finally accepted by Liverpool on Thursday.

The France worldwide, who last played for Liverpool in April 2016, had no future at the club after disciplinary issues last season saw him banished from Jurgen Klopp's first-team setup.

And now, that proposed move is also dead in the water, with Palace on the cusp of re-signing Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool after the Merseyside club finally accepted an offer from Frank de Boer's side.

His time was slightly scuppered there after he sustained a bad knee injury which kept him out for some time.

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