Newcastle United have asked about Djibril Sidibé’s situation at AS Monaco.

That’s what Foot Mercato are reporting and add the right-back could ‘pack up’ and leave the Ligue 1 side in the winter market.

The 28-year-old had to return to Monaco after Everton decided not to make his loan stay permanent last summer.

He has a contract until 2022 and the website adds the France international could be available for an affordable price, between €5m and €7m, in January.

According to the report, Marseille are showing interest in the defender as their head of football, Pablo Longoria, is ‘seduced’ by Sidibé’s profile. However, the World Cup winner is not a priority for Marseille.

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Foot Mercato add the player could also return to England and that’s when Newcastle United are mentioned.

It’s claimed the Tyneside club have ‘inquired’ about Sidibé, who wants to ‘regain a major place in his next club’.

He is no longer an indisputable holder at Monaco, making only five league starts this season. Therefore, Sidibé could be allowed to leave this month.

Whether Newcastle will make an offer for the fullback remains to be seen.