Liverpool have opened talks with Mamadou Sakho in an attempt to keep the wantaway defender at Anfield, reports suggest.
Sakho has failed to feature in Liverpool’s two opening matches, with Brendan Rodgers preferring the combination ogf Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel to the French international.
Recent reports have suggested both AS Roma and Bayer Leverkusen have been keen to sign Sakho on loan, however, the Liverpool Echo reports the Reds have opened negotiations with the defender over a long-term contract.
Sakho’s current deal expires in 2017 and the report suggests the former Paris Saint-Germain will be offered a new five-year deal with ‘improved terms’.
The 25-year-old is expected to hold out to see how much game time he sees over the next few weeks before making a decision.
Sakho joined Liverpool in an £18m deal from PSG in 2013 and has so far made 32 league appearances for the Reds.
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