By Amir Mir
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is a loan target for Italian side Roma, according to a report.
Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport claim that the Serie A giants are keen to sign the centre-back on loan with an obligation to buy him permanently.
The report says Roma general manager Mauro Baldissoni is willing to meet Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool hierarchy in order to discuss the possible move.
Sakho joined the Merseyside club from French giants Paris St Germain in 2013 for a fee of £18 million and has made 80 appearances.
The 26-year-old played 22 league matches last season and was a crucial figure in Liverpool’s Europa League run before they lost out to Sevilla in the final.
Sakho is not the only Premier League defender the Serie A club are targeting.
It is said Roma have identified Sakho for their left-sided centre-back slot and Tottenham’s Federico Fazio for their right-sided centre-back position.
Fazio, who joined Tottenham from Spanish club Sevilla in the summer of 2014 for a transfer fee of £8 million, has two more years to run on his contract with the north Londoners.
The centre-back struggled for game time in his second season at Spurs and was loaned out to his former club Sevilla in the January transfer window.
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