Man Utd and Man City both interested in £13m Ligue 1 defender, set up for a battle

Man Utd and Man City both interested in £13m Ligue 1 defender, set up for a battle

Earlier on Thursday, we covered a report in Le10 Sport about West Ham’s and Everton’s alleged interest in Manchester City right-back Bacary Sagna.

If this turns into something serious, and considering the soon-to-be 34-year-old is likely to be out of a contract in the summer, it might, Pep Guardiola will be in need of a new right-back.

It’s all good, though, as Le10 reckon they know who that is following the Spaniard’s trip to watch PSG – Monaco on the 29th of January: Djibril Sidibé.

As well as scouting his next Champions League opponents, Le10 think Pep Guardiola was also watching a few players for the summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old, who arrived from Lille for just under £13m last summer, has become a vital part of Leonardo Jardim’s plans this season, as shown by his 32 appearances in all competitions.

However, Manchester City might face a bit of competition from Manchester United, with José Mourinho also a big admirer of Sidibé, keeping an eye on him since his time at Lille.

The player’s versatility, having played mostly at left-back at his former club, will certainly be a bonus for both managers, and with the Special One seemingly liking his left-back being right-footed (Azpilicueta at Chelsea and using Matteo Darmian there this season), Sidibé fits the bill perfectly.