AS Roma are considering a move to take out of favour Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho on loan in the January transfer window, with a view to a permanent transfer.
The 25 years old is keen on leaving Anfield to play more first team football, in fear of losing his place in the France squad ahead of Euro 2016, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Roma could offer him more playing time, with manager Rudi Garcia unconvinced by his current option in that area. Additionally, the Serie A giants would be interested in making Sakho’s move to the club permanent, which would cost in the region of £12.6 Million.
Sakho has made just six appearances for Liverpool this term and 40 league appearances in total since joining the Reds from Paris St. Germain in 2013.
The French man is currently side-lined with a knee ligament injury that he picked up against Crystal Palace and it was initially feared it would keep him out till the first quarter of the year, but it is now revealed that the injury would last for just 6 weeks.
It is yet to be seen if Roma coach Rudi Garcia would still go ahead to sanction the loan move for Sakho despite his new injury scare.