Liverpool has reportedly turn down a £25m bid from Crystal Palace for Mamadou Sakho as they continue to hold out for £30m for the exiled defender.
The bid was submitted by Palace chairman Steve Parish, which includes a £22m basic fee plus £3m in add-ons for a defender who has excluded from all Jurgen Klopp’s designs for Liverpool but enjoyed a successful loan spell at Selhurst Park last season.
It had been also Palace’s third bid for the 27-year-old this summer and was rejected by Liverpool.
With other Premier League rivals such as Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion also interested in Sakho, are confident of obtaining their £30m asking price before the transfer deadline on Thursday.
Palace remains Sakho’s most likely destination with the former Paris Saint-Germain captain favouring a move to London, although they will most certainly need to improve their terms to prevent a Premier League rival beating them to the player’s signature.
Sakho had already established himself as a favourite at Selhurst Park during his loan spell to Palace last season under Sam Allardyce, helping the club escape from relegation.
However, Palace have began their new season with three consecutive Premier League defeats under new manager Frank de Boer.