According to our colleagues at L’Équipe, Premier League side Arsenal are threatening to derail 23 year old full-back Djibril Sidibé’s move to AS Monaco.
Lille and Monaco had reached an agreement in principle for a deal worth €15m, including Rony Lopes going the other way on loan for the forthcoming campaign, with just small details left to fix including the size of the sell-on fee.
However, in recent hours, Arsenal have concretely approached the player’s entourage concerning the possibility of a move. Arsène Wenger has made this situation a priority.
Now Arsenal and Monaco wait for the final word from the player. At present, he appears most likely to still be set to join AS Monaco, and, honestly, there is a possibility that concerned individuals have planted this story simply to expedite wage discussions between Monaco and the player…