Mamadou Sakho is on the verge of a switch (Getty)

Liverpool have accepted a bid from Crystal Palace for Mamadou Sakho.

The fee for the centre-back is understood to be £26million.

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It ends months of speculation around the France international and will bring an end to his sour relationship with Jurgen Klopp.

The 27-year-old angered the Liverpool manager with his behaviour, causing him to be sent home from a pre-season tour of the United States last summer.

He never played for Liverpool again, with the player left out the side before being sent on loan to Crystal Palace midway through last season.

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He excelled at Selhurt Park and a permanent deal was the logical step however the clubs struggled to agree on a fee – until now.

Personal terms are understood to have already been arranged making the move an inevitability now the clubs are in agreement on the price.

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