FRANK DE BOER has hinted Crystal Palace could make a move to sign Mamadou Sakho, but only if Liverpool drop their valuation.
Sakho spent the back-end of last season on loan at Crystal Palace after a year in the dark under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
Under Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park, the France international helped Palace avoid relegation and was a stand-out performer in their defence.
His performances also led to some Liverpool fans questioning whether Sakho should be given another chance under Klopp.
The Liverpool boss hinted earlier in pre-season that Sakho could still battle his way into contention.
But after two Premier League games and one leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim, he hasn’t even featured on the bench.
With just two weeks left of the transfer window, time is running for clubs to meet Liverpool’s valuation of £30m.
The 27-year-old joined Liverpool in 2013 from Paris Saint-Germain for roughly £13m but the Reds believe they can make a profit on the defender after his brilliant spell at Palace.
And the Eagles’ new boss De Boer admits they are keen to bring Sakho back, but can’t afford the fee Liverpool are asking.
“Everybody knows he had a major impact last season and, when he’s available for us, I think that is a quality injection for the club,” De Boer said.
“It is not like this now because he is much too expensive for the club.”