Prominent French publication L’Equipe appear to have backtracked on claims that West Ham could potentially sign Monaco fullback Djibril Sidibe as seen on the source itself. 

The source recently reported that the Hammers were in talks over a potential deal for the 27-year-old.

To ardent followers of the East Londoners, such news would appear somewhat outlandish.

Make no mistake, Sidibe is a decent player who is good enough to play in the Premier League.

However, the full-back department is not really one which West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini needs to bolster ahead of the new season.

The Hammers are covered in the right-back position next season with Ryan Fredericks, Pablo Zabaleta and Ben Johnson being some of the options which they can call upon.

The publication is now backtracking on the claims, suggesting that West Ham are concerned due to an injury to the player’s knee while adding that Crystal Palace are interested in signing him.

West Ham have seen a modest transfer window so far.

The main signings which they have acquired so far are those of Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller.

They do however need more strikers as they have seen the departures of Jordan Hugill, Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez.

As things stand, Javier Hernandez and Haller are the only two recognised strikers whom they can call upon next season.