French stopper set to leave Paris this summer.
AC Milan could see their search for a central defender take them to France as Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc reveals Mamadou Sakho is on the market.
The 23-year-old had been an integral part of the club’s development two years ago, but the French giants have since invested significantly in central defence with both Thiago Silva and Marquinhos now expected to form Blanc’s first choice pairing.
As a result, Sakho has been deemed expendable by the Parisian club, with Blanc revealing that the two parties will come to a solution over the next two weeks.
“It’s true, Sakho wants to find a solution and the club’s position is clear,” said Blanc as reported by Football Italia.
“Until September 2 his situation will develop and we’ll have time to work out an agreement that suits both parties.”
The French international is set to see his contract expire next summer, thus opening up the possibility that he could leave in a cut-price deal if he can’t agree on new terms.
With the World Cup approaching next year, it is likely he will look for first-team football and that could ensure he departs France ahead of the new campaign.
Meanwhile, Milan are still looking to strengthen that area of the pitch with both Daniele Bonera and Philippe Mexes both missing the majority of pre-season through injury.
The Rossoneri did bring in Matias Silvestre on loan from city rivals Inter, but they will undoubtedly be interested in Sakho as a long-term investment.