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Crystal Palace Reportedly Set to Poach Liverpool Midfield Target, Center Back

Moussa Sissokho and Mamadou Sakho are reportedly on the verge of joining Crystal Palace.

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In the new era of Premier League wealth, even bottom of the table clubs have been able to throw eyebrow-raising money at transfer targets. Crystal Palace, who finished 15th last year, have already bought Christian Benteke from Liverpool for £27 million plus add ons but appear ready to continue their summer spending.

A report from the Times states that Crystal Palace are ready to flip Wilfried Zaha in an effort to free up enough cash for Newcastle's Moussa Sissokho, who the Reds have been linked with throughout the summer. Plus, Palace are keen on acquiring Mamadou Sakho on loan, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

After the Benteke business earlier in the summer, these reports -- if true -- would solidify a busy few months between clubs. However, neither story seems to reflect reality at this point.

While Crystal Palace might very well go ahead and sign Sissokho, it won't be the triumph over Liverpool many outlets will report it to be. The links between the player and Liverpool have been shaky at best, and after signing Georginio Wijnaldum last month the perceived interest has gone away altogether.

Even though well-connected journalists have stated that Sakho is available for loan, there's no strong indication that talks with Crystal Palace have actually taken place. Until additional reports from that front emerge, it's difficult to see such a move occurring.

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