West Bromwich Albion are reportedly looking to sign Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool for a new club record fee of around £30 million, according to the Daily Mirror.
West Brom had previously paid the club record fee of £13 million to sign Nacer Chadli from Tottenham last season and now after only 12 months, the Baggies are looking to pay more than double of that price to bring Sakho from Liverpool to the Hawthorns.
The French international had impressed for Crystal Palace during his loan spell last season and his solid defensive displays seems to have attracted the attention of manager Tony Pulis and the West Brom hierarchy his summer.
With Jonny Evans reportedly close to a move to Manchester City, it is believed that Pulis is looking for a replacement for the Northern Irishman and the veteran boss believes that Sakho will be an ideal candidate.
During his time in the Premier League, the powerful defender has shown glimpses of his ability despite failing to produce in a consistent basis for Liverpool.
However, under the tutelage of Sam Allardyce last season, he impressed for Crystal Palace and played a major role in keeping the Eagles in the Premier League.
The Baggies are said to be looking to fund the move by the money they are expected to be receiving from Evans’ transfer and Pulis will hope that Manchester City will be able to complete the move for the former Manchester United defender soon so that they can have enough time to negotiate the deal for Sakho.