Turkish champions table offer for £18m Liverpool defender

Besiktas have tabled an offer for Liverpool’s out-of-favour defender Mamadou Sakho.

A source close to the club has told Turkish-Football.com that made a loan bid for the France international. Besiktas President Fikret Orman is currently in England working on the transfer.

Meanwhile the Telegraph state that Stoke City are also interested in signing the Liverpool outcast Sakho. 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. Sakho 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.

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.

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