According to L’Equipe, Arsenal have approached Lille with an offer for Djibril Sidibe.
The 23-year-old, a player who has operated on both sides of the defence and in midfield during his time at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, had been due to finalise a €15 million move to AS Monaco before reportedly having his head turned by the Gunners.
Sidibe moved to Lille in 2012 from Troyes and is a regular in the first team. He was on standby for Didier Deschamps’ France team ahead of EURO 2016.
Our friends at Get French Football News suggest there may be something fishy about the timing of the deal; an agent possibly planting the story to hurry negotiations with Monaco.
With that in mind, we’re going for a seven on the poo-o-meter. We’re pretty well stocked for full-backs right now.