Everton close in on loan signing of World Cup winner from Monaco

Everton are lining up a move for Monaco full-back Djibril Sidibe on loan with an option to buy, according to reports in France.

The Toffees have shown ambition in the transfer market this summer, completing the signing of highly-rated Italy forward Moise Kean from Juventus on Sunday. They have also made Andre Gomes’ loan from Barcelona permanent, while adding more depth in the shape of Jonas Lossl, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.

According to L’Equipe, they could soon make their sixth signing of the summer, as they are set to sign Sidibe from Monaco – emerging as the most likely destination after previous interest from West Ham and Crystal Palace.

The 27-year-old was a rarely-used member of France’s World Cup winning squad of 2018, while he won Ligue 1 with Monaco in his first season with the club in 2016-17.

L’Equipe claim Sidibe will join Everton on a €2.5m loan, with an option to buy for €14m next summer. He would provide quality competition for Seamus Coleman, with Jonjoe Kenny having joined Schalke on loan.

Monaco have already identified Sidibe’s replacement, in the form of Ruben Aguilar from Montpellier – so the full-back’s move to Everton could quickly accelerate.


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