Crystal Palace’s move for French defender Mamadou Sakho has been halted as the Eagles refuse to meet Liverpool’s valuation of £30m for the defender, with manager Frank de Boer pursuing other targets, according to a report on Goal.
The French defender has been told that he is not part of German manager Jurgen Klopp’s plans at Anfield next season and has been actively pursuing a move to Selhurst Park after a very successful loan spell at the London club last season.
However, Liverpool have made it clear that they will not offload the centre-back for less than £30m, which is a price that is too high for the Eagles to pay.
The London club have began to pursue other defenders and earlier agreed a fee with Portuguese club FC Porto for centre-back Bruno Martins Indi.
Sakho was influential in helping Palace avoid relegation last season and was hoping to make his move permanent after he agreed personal terms with the club, but Palace could not agree a fee with Liverpool.
Palace chairman Steve Parish had hoped that Liverpool would lower their valuation as the transfer window goes on, but the Merseyside club are not budging.
Sakho has been recovering and training for the new season at Melwood but will not travel with the Liverpool squad to Hong Kong this weekend as he looks to settle his future.