Liverpool ace offered escape route to Turkey and Stoke City following Jurgen Klopp exit comments

Stoke City have joined the race for Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho according to the Telegraph.

Per the source, Potters boss Mark Hughes is keen on the centre-back and has made the Reds an enquiry regarding his availably.

Liverpool have given Sakho the green light to leave on a temporary move after falling out of favour with head coach Jurgen Klopp.

The 26-year-old defender reportedly turned up late for training during pre-sesaon, was late for a team flight from Liverpool to California last month and also turned up for a team meal late after missing a treatment session for his injury.

Klopp did not deny the possibility to Sakho leaving after the 5-0 EFL Cup win at Burton Albion on Tuesday.

“I’m happy that I don’t talk in situations like this.  Everybody who needs to be informed about this has been informed about this,” Klopp said.

“There are no secrets with the important people, I would say.”

Stoke could face competition from Besiktas who have made an enquiry regarding the availability of Sakho on loan a source close to the club told

Besiktas would be able to offer Sakho the prospect of Champions League football and a realistic chance of silverware this season if he were to make the move.

The Black Eagles also helped turn around Mario Gomez’s career last season following a successful loan stint that saw him finish the league as top scorer and play a key role in winning the league title.

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