Crystal Palace secure deals for Mamadou Sakho and Luka Milivojevic

• Liverpool defender moves to Selhurst Park on six-month loan deal
• Crystal Palace sign Serbia midfielder for £11m from Olympiakos

A busy day of negotiations at Crystal Palace saw the club bolster their ranks with the addition of the Serbia midfielder Luka Milivojevic and request an extension to complete the signing of Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool on a six-month loan deal.

Sakho had sat out a lengthy Uefa suspension after taking fat-burning pills, a drugs offence for which he was subsequently cleared over the summer, and then fell out of favour with Jürgen Klopp having been sent home from a pre-season tour for a breach of discipline. He had rejected the chance to move to clubs such as Stoke City, Besiktas and West Bromwich Albion in August in the belief he could perform for an elite club.

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