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Crystal Palace defender Sakho adamant WADA legal battle won't affect his football

Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho is adamant his legal battle with WADA won't affect his football.

Sakho, 29, is suing the World Anti-Doping Agency for £13million after testing positive for fat burning substance higenamine in April 2016 which was later found not to be on the banned list.

When asked whether he thought the case could be a distraction, he said: "Of course not, three years I'm in (the case) so my concern for me is just on the pitch.

"I just want to talk on the pitch, to work hard and to come back as quick as possible.

"My lawyers are doing the job now for three years so it's not my part."

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