Man United could agree £33.6m deal with Monaco for £74k-per-week Antonio Valencia replacement

According to Le 10 Sport, Manchester United are interested in AS Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe. The Red Devils need a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia and could agree a deal for the right-back this summer as a result.

Sidibe joined Monaco from LOSC Lille in 2016 and has made 119 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 18 goals. The 25-year-old has been a regular in Ligue 1 this season, racking up 23 games, but his future could lie away from the Stade Louis II.

Valencia turns 33 in August and is out of contract next year, so manager Jose Mourinho will need somebody to replace him. Sidibe earns £74k-per-week and is valued at around £33.6m so he wouldn’t break the bank. The only issue would be getting Monaco to agree to a deal.

The French international still has four years left on his deal, meaning Monaco will be in no rush to sell and can ramp up his asking price this summer, so United might struggle coming to an agreement. Nevertheless, The Sun believe Sidibe could force a move after learning of United’s interest.

The Manchester giants have been interested in the fullback for more than 12 months, but time will tell if they can procure his signature.

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