Liverpool And Newcastle Face Off For Talented Ligue 2 Goal Machine Diafra Sakho

Premier League duo keen to land Metz striker.

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Premier League giants Liverpool and Newcastle United are set to battle it out this summer for the signature of highly-rated Metz striker Diafra Sahko, according to Inside Futbol.

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Sakho has been catching the eye with a series of prolific performances in front of goal this season, and Metz confirmed that there has been significant interest in his services by claiming that there has been up to 15 scouts at a time watching him.

The club’s academy director, Denis Schaeffer, explained: “Every game, there are around 15 international clubs who come to the matches to see him. English clubs are here.”

And Schaeffer confessed that Metz are not confident of being able to keep hold of Sakho beyond the end of the season.

“I’m happy he’ll stay until the end of the season. Then it will be difficult for us to keep him.”

And now reports in France are claiming that Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Marseille, Newcastle and Liverpool are all tracking the striker, though he would prefer a move to the Premier League.

Metz have slapped a €6m price tag on his head and are not willing to entertain offers below their asking price.

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