Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is exploring the possibility of legal action against UEFA after being cleared of violating drug laws, according to reports.
The Express claim that Sakho and his legal team, headed by Mike Morgan, will consider whether they can take further action given the disruption to his career and the distress caused by the allegations.
The former Paris Saint-Germain centre-back was provisionally banned for 30 days for failing a drugs test in the aftermath of Liverpool’s Europa League clash with Manchester United in April.
The case against the former Paris Saint-Germain player was dismissed after a hearing in Paris cleared the centre-back of any wrong-doing.
“I am happy that this is finally over,” Sakho told the Express. “It’s been a difficult time for me but I knew I had done nothing wrong. I am looking forward to getting back in the team and playing again.”
The 26-year-old is said to be especially disappointed after the ban meant he would miss France’s European Championship campaign this summer.
The Reds star is currently preparing for preseason in Liverpool whilst his French colleagues ready themselves for Sunday’s final against Portugal.
A statement from Liverpool said: “Liverpool Football Club welcomes today’s decision from UEFA to dismiss the case against Mamadou Sakho, confirming that he did not commit any doping violation.
“We are pleased for Mamadou that he can now resume his playing career.”
Sakho developed himself into an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team this season before his campaign was cut short following the ban.
The Merseyside star is no stranger to controversy after sharing a video of a friend smoking a shisha pipe while travelling in the same car as the Liverpool defender.
In other Liverpool news, the Merseyside outfit have insisted on the insertion of a buy-back clause in the sale of Sergi Canos.