Lucas Digne has been a regular figure in Everton’s starting lineup and he has a goal and six assists in all competitions this season.

The left-back’s performances have ‘aroused interest’ from elsewhere, claims Le10 Sport.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have monitored the 26-year-old for several months and in France, OGC Nice ‘think’ about him.

The former Barcelona man’s name was internally mentioned at the Ligue 1 club for the upcoming window.

It’s claimed Patrick Vieira’s side could go after the France international and offer him an opportunity to return to his homeland.

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The Toffees defender is a ‘difficult fish to catch’ for more than one reason. According to the report, Everton will not let the player leave without a fight.

Nice will have a reported budget of €80m to spend in the summer and it’s not clear if they want to spend in excess of €30m on a defender.

Even if they plan to do so, it won’t be easy for the French club to sign Digne because he has no intention to leave Goodison Park in the summer.

Le10 adds Nice can dream of signing Ancelotti’s man, but it’s unlikely to become reality.