Sakho who handed in a transfer request last week wants to leave the French capital after not being guaranteed a first-team place under new manager Laurent Blanc.

Liverpool made an £8m bid for the defender earlier this month as Brendan Rodgers looks to bolster his defensive options with uncertainty remaining over the futures of Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel.

According to reports in Italy Milan are hoping an offer of a season-long loan with an option to buy will tempt the French club to temporarily part with the 23-year-old.