Everton look set to sign Djibril Sidibe & Watford reject Abdoulaye Doucoure bid

Djibril Sidibe

Everton & Monaco’s Djibril Sidibe

Are Everton gearing up for another big finish to a transfer window?

On Monday, L’Equipe reporter Bertrand Latour has announced that Everton are set to sign Djibril Sidibe from Monaco.

No details were provided over the possible transfer fee or the length of Sidibe’s contract at Goodison Park.

Will Sidibe be a starter for Marco Silva?

That’s up for discussion, as Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne appear to be the favoured Everton full-backs when the Premier League restarts.

The race to sign Monaco’s Djibril Sidibe

Djibril Sidibe was one of the few players who didn’t leave Monaco after the Ligue 1 side reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2016-17.

That Monaco side has since been ripped apart.

Kylian Mbappe joined PSG, Man City signed Bernando Silva and Benjamin Mendy, while Chelsea penned Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Sidibe, now 26, has played at right-back for Monaco for several seasons.

Previously this summer, RMC Sport reported that West Ham and Newcastle were in talks with Monaco about signing Sidibe.

Crystal Palace were also mentioned as a possible suitor by France Football.

Watford reject Abdoulaye Doucoure bid

Journalist Alan Myers has reported on Monday that Watford have rejected an offer from Everton to sign Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Doucoure has been on the books of Watford since 2016, when he made the move to Vicarage Road from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes.

It’s believed that Everton offered Watford 32 million pounds for the 26-year-old French midfielder.

Also see: Confirmed: Everton sign Moise Kean from Juventus

Everton looking to sign right-back before transfer deadline – Liverpool Echo