Sunderland have turned down the chance to loan Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho according to the Daily Mail.
Per the source, Black Cats boss David Moyes is looking for defensive options with Everton offering £18million for Lamine Kone, John O’Shea injured and Younes Kaboul’s summer exit however, Sakho is not on his wish-list.
Moyes is reported to be happy with Papy Djilobodji on the left-side of his defence and despite Sakho being available he is not interested in the 26-year-old.
The Reds want to send Sakho out on loan to get the defender ‘back on track’ according to Times reporter Tony Barrett.
Liverpool are considering allowing Mamadou Sakho to go out on loan as they look to get the defender back on track.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) August 22, 2016
Besiktas could come to the rescue as the Turkish champions are looking to bolster their defence and a source close to the club revealed to Turkish-football.com that a loan deal would be an ideal option.
The Black Eagles were reported to be preparing to table an offer for Sakho according to The Sun but were priced out by the Reds £18 million asking price.
The Istanbul giants would however, be able to loan Sakho and he would gain the playing time Liverpool want him to receive from a temporary move this season.
Besiktas will compete in the Champions League group stages this season and are looking for defensive reinforcements.
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