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Arsenal or Liverpool move 'is possible' in the summer

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Mamadou Sakho could be in line for a summer move to the Barclays Premier League but will not be moving in January, according to the player’s agent.

The highly rated centre back has been linked to a whole host of clubs recently like Barcelona, AC Milan and Inter Milan but a transfer this month seems unlikely.

Arsenal and Liverpool, who are keen to bolster their defensive ranks, are also interested but they will have to wait if they are to bring him to England.

Both clubs have unrivalled contacts in France and have identified the 20-year-old as their number one transfer target.

However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been put off by PSG’s asking price due to his signings of Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci last summer.

The Gunners are seeking further reinforcements as those two have struggled to settle in quickly and because of an injury to Thomas Vermaelen, which leaves just Johann Djourou as their back up option.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are hoping to bring in a centre back as part of an overhaul of their squad in this transfer window.

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has reportedly pleaded with the club’s owners to back him in the transfer market but he is on borrowed time so director of football strategy Damian Comolli is likely to be entrusted with all transfer activity at Anfield for the foreseeable future.

Sakho’s agent Werner Baader told Sport.co.uk: “No I don’t think he will leave PSG in January.

“It isn’t possible in the January transfer window, but a move in the summer is possible. We will wait and see.”

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