With Liverpool now just one game away from making the Champions League at long last, the punters propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern are in good spirits of late.
The Reds are hopeful entry into the continent’s elite competition will aid what looks like being a big summer of transfer activity under Jurgen Klopp, with many of our resident Kopites eager to see a busy few months of recruitment.
So, reports from the Guardian have gone down a storm today. They’ve revealed the club will look for around £30m for outcast defender Mamadou Sakho this summer, with the Frenchman having impressed on loan at Crystal Palace.
Out of the Anfield team, the 27-year-old played a major role in the Eagles’ escape from relegation and the Reds are believed to be aware a left-sided central defender of his class should come at a premium.
Palace boss Sam Allardyce and chairman Steve Parish will reportedly meet next week over their plans for transfers this summer and our Liverpool fans here in the bar hope they’re tempted to splash big money on Sakho.