Arsenal to negotiate for reported Everton target Sidibe

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Arsenal reportedly steal a march on Everton over the potential signing of Lille left-back.

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Arsenal have sent their representative to France to negotiate the sale of highly-rated Lille defender Djibril Sidibe, according to Fichajes.

The 23-year-old is making a name for himself in Ligue 1 but it was reported by La Voix Du Nord this week that Everton had verbally agreed to lodge a £10 million bid.

With that being said, the Gunners are also seemingly keen on Sidibe - also linked with Sevilla - and Spanish outlet Fichajes claim that the North London have sent delegates to open talks over luring him to the Premier League.

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Everton will be disappointed, if they are indeed interested, but Arsenal have arguably more need for a left-back than the Toffees do.

Nacho Monreal is one of the best in the Premier League, but his understudy leaves a little to be desired as Kieran Gibbs does not look good enough to dislodge the Spaniard.

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Everton, meanwhile, have a number of left-backs, but Leighton Baines is 32 this year and Bryan Oviedo has endured an injury-ravaged few years on Merseyside, whereas youth options may not be developed enough.

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