Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer is resisting calls to sign Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool.
That’s according to an article by The Daily Mail, in which it is claimed that the Dutchman does not see Sakho as an ideal fit for the style of football he is looking to introduce at Selhurst Park.
Sakho spent the second half of last season on loan at Palace after being frozen out of the Liverpool side by manager Jurgen Klopp and he became something of a cult hero with their fans.
Despite the France international putting in some impressive performances before his season was prematurely ended thanks injury, Klopp does not want to reintegrate Sakho into his squad.
That has seen the former Paris Saint Germain skipper put up for sale with a reported fee of £30m placed on his shoulders – and de Boer is not prepared to sanction that sort of offer.
The former Netherlands international defender has only made one permanent signing so far since taking over from Sam Allardyce at the Premier League club earlier this Summer.
He raided former club Ajax to sign defender Jairo Riedewald as he believes that the Dutch youngster is a better fit for the tactics he is deploying.
Palace have lost both their games so far in the Premier League this season with the 1-0 defeat at Anfield on Saturday following up a 3-0 loss at home to promoted Huddersfield Town.