Everton to hold talks with Djibril Sidibe when Premier League decision is made

Everton will hold talks with Djibril Sidibe over potentially extending his loan contract once the Premier League season has been given the go-ahead to resume.

The French defender has been on loan from AS Monaco this season with his deal at Goodison running until June 30.

But with the Premier League not expected to return until mid-to-late June, then the Blues would need to strike an agreement with Monaco and the right-back for his stay at Everton to be extended to include the rest of the delayed season.

Sidibe has been back at Finch Farm since last week to train with the rest of the squad after the first phase of training was given the green light.

Yesterday, the 20 Premier League clubs voted unanimously in favour of allowing the second phase of training to be implemented at training grounds, which allows for squads to train together, as opposed to in small groups, and also permits contact.

Everton have the option to buy the 27-year-old Sidibe for a fee in the region of £13m this summer but it is not yet clear how the financial impact of coronavirus has impacted on their plans with regards to the World Cup winner.

Jonjoe Kenny is due to return from his loan with German club Schalke in July and the understanding was that any decision made over Sidibe hinged on the club’s plans for the Kirkdale born full-back.

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