Report: Wolves facing battle to sign 18-cap international

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Wolves are one of three Premier League clubs keen on signing right-back Djibril Sidibe from Monaco, a report from 90Min has claimed.

Following the departure of Matt Doherty for Tottenham earlier this summer, Wolves could do with some fresh options at right-back, and it seems as though one option has emerged in the form of Sidibe.

According to the latest reports, Wolves are battling West Ham and Newcastle for the signing of Sidibe, who made 25 Premier League appearances on loan at Everton last season.

It is thought that West Ham are leading the race for Sidibe – who has been capped 18 times by France – although Wolves and Newcastle are seemingly not out of the race yet.

For their part, Monaco are said to be willing to let Sidibe leave on loan again this season, so long as any move includes the option of a permanent deal in the future.

There are currently two years remaining on Sidibe’s contract with Monaco, securing his future at The Stade Louis II until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Having seen Doherty leave Molineux earlier this summer, it does seem as though right back is an area Wolves have to strengthen in this summer.

They have of course done that to some extent with the arrival of Ki Jana Hoever from Liverpool, but the 18-year-old’s lack of experience at this level means you feel they could be better suited adding a more established option to their side in that position.

Sidibe is someone who would offer that to Nuno’s side when you look at his career so far, although they may have some work to do that if they are to make that happen, with West Ham apparently leading the race for his signature.

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