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Updated 16 Aug 2013 15:17:11

Blanc promises to find wantaway Sakho solution

Laurent Blanc said Friday that Paris Saint-Germain will try to find a solution for wantaway France centre-back Mamadou Sakho.

The 23-year-old has expressed his desire to leave the French Ligue 1 champions as he looks for more regular first team football this season in the run up to next year's World Cup in Brazil.

"Mamadou has expressed his desire to find another solution," said coach Blanc from PSG's Clairefontaine training base. "The club has a very clear position until September 2. We will try to find the best solution for both parties."

The transfer window closes on September 2, suggesting PSG will let Sakho leave if they can find a replacement before then.

Sakho is thought to be fourth choice centre-half behind the irreplaceable Thiago Silva and his fellow Brazilians Alex and Marquinhos.

However, Blanc insisted the club will not be held to ransom.

"When a player wants to leave, the coach doesn't give in.... in this case he takes it on board."


AFP

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