Crystal Palace will attempt to sign Mamadou Sakho from Liverpoolon a permanent deal this summer, according to the Independent.
Sakho has made a massive impact at Selhurst Park since arriving on loan from Anfield in January as Palace have roared away from the relegation places.
However the Independent report that interest from Southampton and Italian clubs could push the asking price for the in-form central defender towards £25million.
Crystal Palace Manager Sam Allardyce said
“Securing our Premier League status is our priority, and then we’ll see what Mamadou’s aspirations are, to be with us or anywhere else.
“His future doesn’t look as if it is at Liverpool. He’s enjoying his football and his life here. He’s brought that resilience to the team by leading by example.
“He’s taking a commanding role in his performance and the information he’s giving out on the field. That has helped with our defensive resilience: one goal conceded in four games.”
Sakho has won all four of his games since joining the south Londonders