LIVERPOOL have a battle on their hands to sign PSG's Mamadou Sakho after Monaco expressed an interest in signing the defender.

Reports in France suggest that Monaco are ready to enter the race to sign Sakho after Liverpool lodged an £8m bid for the player.

It was thought that Monaco were only in the market for a new goalkeeper but with the financial resources at their disposal the opportunity to sign Sakho could be too good to pass up.

Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri however refused to be drawn on the speculation Tuesday.

Ranieri told RMC: "We must find out what we need.

"We need to know what we need before we make any adjustments.

"I understand the expectations of journalists and the public but we must wait to see what we need.

"There is no question of giving names right now."