Crystal Palace are reportedly lining up a permanent swoop for on-loan Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho this summer, according to the Independent.
The 27-year-old joined the Eagles on loan from the Merseyside giants in the January transfer window, and has been praised by the pundits and many sport journalists in all four of his Premier League appearances for the London club.
It led to Palace boss Sam Allardyce commenting on the veteran defender’s future.
“Securing our Premier League status is our priority, and then we’ll see what Mamadou’s aspirations are, to be with us or anywhere else,” Allardyce told reporters.
“His future doesn’t look as if it is at Liverpool. He’s enjoying his football and his life here. He’s brought that resilience to the team by leading by example.
“He’s taking a commanding role in his performance and the information he’s giving out on the field. That has helped with our defensive resilience: one goal conceded in four games.”
The report claims, Crystal Palace will make “a concerted effort” to lure the Frenchman to Selhurst Park at the end of the season.