Report: AC Milan 'hold talks' with Everton defender Djibril Sidibe
Le10 Sport has claimed that Everton defender Djibril Sidibe held talks with AC Milan less than a month ago.
There is no indication that the man on loan from Monaco intends to leave the Toffees this month.
Talks did take place, however, with the Italian giants and it would appear they are keen to sign the Frenchman.
The 27-year-old was in poor form under Marco Silva who signed him in the summer. Since the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, however, his form has improved considerably.
Everton do hold an option to sign Sidibe for £12 million but it would seem that discussions have taken place with the Serie A giants.
It’s anticipated the talks took place when Sidibe wasn’t in the best of form and at this moment in time the player looks settled.
If his current purple patch is anything to go by it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Everton will sign him.
With AC Milan clearly holding an interest Everton might be wise to pounce given the small transfer fee, avoiding missing out on him at a later date.
Sidibe has played 17 games for the Toffees, playing mainly as a right-back but also as a makeshift right-winger on occasions.
TBR View – Everton must act quickly to tie down Sidibe
The Monaco man has shown in recent weeks that he can play. He has highlighted his qualities and that won’t have gone unnoticed by Ancelotti.
With other clubs sniffing around and holding discussions, Everton should act quickly and get the player signed permanently.
Sidibe might not be the first choice next season but he’s certainly a decent player to have around the squad.
If Milan are looking at him he clearly has something about him and Everton would be shrewd to act.
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