AS Monaco value the 27-year-old World Cup winner at €15m (£13.7m), with Crystal Palace also interested in signing him.
It is said to be West Ham’s London rivals who are the frontrunners to sign him, though both clubs are wary of his knee issue.
Sidibe started 27 games in all competitions for Monaco last season, coming off the bench five times, as per WhoScored.
An example showing the hindrance his knee has caused comes in an ESPN report from 2018, where it is detailed that the Frenchman could have missed the World Cup, having injured the meniscus in his right knee.
Defensively, Fredericks made 0.6 more tackles and 0.7 extra clearances, while Sidibe made 0.3 more interceptions per game, with Fredericks making 0.5 more dribbles and Sidibe putting in 0.5 more crosses.
It isn’t worth West Ham going for Sidibe, due to the fact he is at a similar level to Fredericks and has the risk of injury.
It seems more understandable that Palace would want him, considering the sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but there is no need for the Hammers to go in for him, so they should stay clear.
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