Sunday, 25th May, 2014

Metz have slapped an asking price of €6m on in-demand striker Diafra Sakho, amid interest from Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Newcastle, Marseille, Lyon and Lille.

Sakho has impressed hugely with Metz in Ligue 2 this season, hitting the back of the net on 21 occasions as Les Grenats stormed to promotion by topping the table.

However, Metz are braced to lose Sakho this summer, with the north east France club having admitted keeping hold of the 24-year-old is all but mission impossible.

The club's academy director told Inside Futbol: "Every game, there are around 15 international clubs who come to the matches to see him. English clubs are here.


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

"I hope his future will be at a very important club, like [former Metz academy product] Papiss Cisse, who plays now at Newcastle."

Metz have now slapped an asking price on Sakho, according to French outlet But!, with the club wanting not less than €6m to part with the prolific marksman.

Such a sum should not be an issue for the clubs competing for Sakho's signature, given their stature, and the striker is likely to have a difficult call to make this summer.

Sakho is a product of Metz's esteemed youth academy, which has brought through the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Robert Pires.

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