Mamadou Sakho to Bayer Leverkusen sale doesn't interest Liverpool

Liverpool are not interested in selling centre-back Mamadou Sakho to Bayer Leverkusen.

Reports in France have suggested that the Bundesliga club are looking to sign Sakho, but the Reds have no plans to do a deal, sources have told ESPN FC.

It follows Liverpool's decision to reject a bid from Serie A side Roma for the France international. Sakho has not been included in the matchday squad for the Reds' opening two Premier League fixtures, with Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren starting and Kolo Toure on the bench.

The 25-year-old was given time off following the birth of his second child on Aug. 4, but did return to Merseyside before Brendan Rodgers' side opened the season with a win at Stoke five days later.

Sakho joined the Reds from Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 for £18 million, but his Anfield career has been disrupted by injury.

The France international suffered three separate setbacks last season, limiting his opportunities to make an impression.

After sustaining a thigh problem in late September, he did not play for Liverpool again until Dec. 17.

He then missed a further five matches with a hip injury he suffered in February, before picking up a hamstring problem in April.

Sakho returned in time for the final match of last season, and was part of the side who fell to the Reds' heaviest defeat since 1963 as they lost 6-1 at Stoke.