Monaco linked with Sidibe recall as Milan plot a swoop


AS Monaco could recall full-back Djibril Sidibe from his season-long loan spell with Premier League side Everton in January, according to reports.

The highly-rated France international right-back moved to the Toffees on an initial loan deal with a view to him penning a permanent contract next summer should the move be a success.

However, despite making 113 appearances for Monaco since signing in 2016 and boasting 18 caps with world champions Les Bleus, his time in England has been disappointing to date.

He has played just 31 minutes of Premier League football and became a peripheral figure for the Merseysiders as they slipped into the relegation places before the international break.

Sidibe is expected to get his chance as under-fire boss Marco Silva attempts to find a winning formula, but it could be too late now.

Italian giants AC Milan are thought to be keeping tabs on his situation and could be ready to pounce in the new year.

Reports in Italy claim the Rossoneri will make a substantial bid when the transfer window opens and Monaco will attempt to cut short his Everton loan in an effort to cash-in on him.

In the meantime, he is set to finally claim his first start for his current club in Saturday’s Premier League clash against West Ham because regular right-back Seamus Coleman is suspended.

The Republic of Ireland international was sent off after picking up two bookings during their 1-0 defeat against Burnley at Turf Moor on October 5 and was also red-carded in his country’s 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifier defeat in Switzerland on Tuesday night.