Mamadou Sakho could be on his way out of Liverpool in the January transfer window with one Premier League side seeking to offer him an escape from his Liverpool nightmare.
According to a report in the Liverpool Echo, strugglers West Bromwich Albion have made their interest in the defender known to the Reds, and will apparently make a loan move for his services when the transfer window re-opens in the new year.
Sakho had been a regular under Jurgen Klopp last season, but has found himself frozen out of first team duties this time around.
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However, in April this year the 26-year-old failed a drugs test, though he was later cleared of any wrong doing, though his injury and disciplinary records apparently gave Klopp some serious food for thought.
But he looked to be ready to resume his place in the first team squad over the summer until he was sent home from a pre-season tour of the USA for breaking club rules.
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And upon returning to the UK, he posted several messages on his personal Snapchat account that alluded to there being more than meets the eye to his suspension.
However, he is now behind the likes of Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Lucas Leiva and Ragnar Klavan in the manager's defensive plans, and has been forced to bide his time in the club's under-23 side.
Klopp recently admitted that while the door is not closed on the France international making a return to the first team fold, he intimated that he still had a lot to do before that became a reality.
Second chance for Albion
The Echo report claims that Sakho rejected the chance to leave the club on loan during the summer transfer window with the likes of Besiktas and Stoke and West Brom all interested.
But last week Sakho's former Reds teammate Mario Balotelli urged the centre-back to join him on the Ligue 1 title charge in France with Nice.
And while West Brom may not be the most attractive proposition he could receive, a short-term stay in the Premier League could go a long way to ensuring he gets a juicer move at the end of the campaign.
Next season will be more crucial for him, though, as the World Cup in Russia will be on the horizon, so he will want to reclaim his spot in the French national side in order to ensure that he books a flight to Russia.
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