Reports in France that we are about to enter negotiations wth Monaco for Sidibe and hoping to get a deal done prior to the world cup. Fee expected to be similar to what City paid for Mendy last summer.
Been named in the France world cup squad.
He's a right back who can also play as a left back.
Well if you were designing a Jose right back it would probably come out as Sidibe. He is tall, strong and is very good defensively and going forward. Seen him a few times for Monaco and France and he is impressive.
The fee would be similar to that of Mendy I imagine but hey that’s football these days. You have to pay top dollar for most.
If you want the ready made product £50m is the price now it's mad but that's the way it is you can get lucky with a player like Robertson at £10m because you've spotted something others haven't but equally you can get stuck with Darmian at £15m.
Sounds positive Valencia has been an fantastic servant but it's time he was put into semi retirement because he can't get up and down and when he gets forward his crossing is as bad as it's ever been.
Watched him quite a few times for Monaco in their Champions League run last year, was never overly convinced when watching him to be honest, Mendy always looked the stand out full back but assuming he has improved, certainly hope so if were spending 50m on him!