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Monaco defender set to join Man City for £52m

Monaco defender set to join Man City for £52m”

Benjamin Mendy has been omitted from Monaco's squad for their friendly match against Sporting CP as talk of an imminent move to Manchester City gathers pace.

Mendy, who has actually spent just a single period at Monaco complying with a ₤ 13m relocation from Marseille last summertime, has actually become one of the best left-backs in the game within the previous year, and among a variety of Monaco players of rate of interest to various other clubs following their French Ligue 1 accomplishment.

And City, who are in desperate need of more defenders after letting Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna leave in the transfer window, are looking to bring him to the Etihad.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are circling after contract talks between Jadon Sancho and Manchester City broke down, throwing his future into doubt.

However, City have struggled to agree terms over a fee with the Telegraph claiming Monaco have demanded at least £50m for the left-back after rejecting the Sky Blues' latest £44m offer.

He has four caps for France, starting Les Bleus' 3-2 win over England in June but he came off injured in the first half. As for Kolarov, he's expected to make the move from Manchester City to Roma. Everything was quick the last couple of days.

"For me it was a great pleasure to play for this shirt".



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