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Manchester City have reportedly agreed a £52 million deal for Benjamin Mendy

23 July, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Christina Hansen
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Today, Chelsea are linked with Benjamin Mendy...

The France worldwide looks set to join Pep Guardiola's side in a deal worth £51 million, which would surpass the £50m fee City paid for Kyle Walker, making him the Premier League's most expensive defender.

Mendy has been strongly linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium in recent weeks after Pep Guardiola identified him as the man to replace Gael Clichy - who joined Istanbul Basaksehir on a free transfer.

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City were one of several Premier League sides interested in signing the Monaco defender, with their rivals Manchester United and champions Chelsea also keen.

"We are talking with three or four players who have not joined us, we need that to refresh the players and rebuild a little bit more the club".

Mendy would be City's fifth signing of the summer.

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According to the Telegraph, Chelsea are ready to pounce on the 23-year old after they made an enquiry for his services.

A Monaco representative announced that a fee had been agreed, but Man City is yet to confirm the move.

Antonio Conte is looking to further strengthen his squad and a new left-back is on the agenda as the Chelsea boss wants to add competition for Marcos Alonso in the wing-back position.

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Speaking on Sky Sports News on Friday morning, Solhekol said: "Staying at Chelsea, they are trying to sign Benjamin Mendy".

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