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Liverpool have a battle on their hands to sign PSG's Mamadou Sakho after Monaco expressed an interest in signing the defender.
Reports in France suggest that Monaco are ready to enter the race to sign Sakho after Liverpool lodged an £8m bid for the player.
It was thought that Monaco were only in the market for a new goalkeeper but, with the financial resources at their disposal, the opportunity to sign Sakho could be too good to pass up.
Sakho has accepted that he needs to leave boyhood club PSG after being left out of Didier Deschamps France squad due to lack of playing time in Paris.
And that had led Liverpool to turn to Sakho, who has also attracted interest from AC Milan, in their bid to add defensive reinforcements ahead of the new season.
Liverpool now seem to go head to head with Monaco for the signing of Sakho, and whilst they are unlikely to be able to compete in financial terms, the Anfield club may have the advantage in terms of being able to offer the 23-year-old greater playing time and giving PSG the option of not selling to a major domestic rival.