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Liverpool to make new bid for French defender

The Reds are looking for replacements for the injured Kolo Toure

By | 29th August 2013
Mamadou Sakho

Liverpool have already put in a bid for Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho and look set to submit a second offer for the player, according to Metro. After having an initial £8 million bid rejected for Sakho, the Reds will need to come back with a higher offer if they hope to secure the unsettled center-back before the close of the transfer window on Monday.

Liverpool have been looking to shore up their back line with another central defender throughout the summer and have already brought in left-back Aly Cissokho. However, new signing Kolo Toure had to be taken off the pitch on a stretcher with a groin injury in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup victory over Notts County, leaving Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers thin at the position. Rodgers admitted after the match that the Toure injury did not look good but did reveal that fellow center-back Martin Skrtel would be returning to the side.

Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc stated that Sakho told the club he would like to leave as PSG have added center-back Marquinhos to a back line already containing Brazilian internationals Alex and Thiago Silva.

“When players express their desire to leave in their head, it is not always clear. He expressed his desire to the club,” Blanc said, according to Sky Sports.

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