West Ham are reportedly leading the transfer race to sign AS Monaco player Djibril Sidibe.
According to a 90MIN report, the Hammers are currently in a favourable position to land the 28-year-old who spent the 2019-20 campaign at Everton on loan.
David Moyes’ side are desperate to bring in defensive reinforcements following their dismal league start, with the Londoners suffering defeats in both their opening league matches.
Sidibe, who can operate both as a right and left-back, earned 25 appearances in the English top-flight last season for the Toffees, however, the Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti didn’t make the Frenchman’s move permanent.
The 90MIN report also mentions Newcastle and Wolverhampton Wanderers as other interested sides in the services of the 28-year-old, although the West Midlands club have just signed Ki-Jana Hoever and so they are an unlikely destination.
It is further claimed that the Ligue 1 side are ready to allow the defender to go on loan again, but only if a permanent deal can be inserted as part of the move.
With finances tight, signing the France international might not prove to be a bad move for West Ham. He failed to make a big impact during his short stint at Everton last season, however, he did show some glimpses of his quality.
Seeing that he can play both as right-back and left-back, the Irons could be tempted to hire the services of the French player this transfer window.