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Manchester City Agree Defensive Record Fee For Monaco Full-Back

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Isaac Mcdaniel | 23 July, 2017, 01:06

Manchester City have agreed a £52m deal for Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy.

City have been pursuing Mendy, 23, all summer and have reportedly had several bids fort the left-back rejected.

The left-back only signed for Monaco last summer from Marseille but impressed last campaign, playing 25 times in Ligue 1 to help his side win the French top flight and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. Mendy played in 31 matches across all competitions for Monaco last season, not scoring but assisting on eight of the team's goals.

When both deals are officially confirmed it will take City's spending on full-backs this summer to around £123m after they signed England global Kyle Walker from Tottenham.

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Mendy would become Manchester City's fourth major signing of the summer and take their spending to more than £175 million.

While Walker will now solve the problem on the right side, Mendy will arrive to slot in on the left as L'Equipe report that a fee of €57.5m has been agreed with Monaco over his transfer.

Guardiola is also close to bringing in Real Madrid right-back Danilo after jumping ahead of Chelsea in the race for the Brazil worldwide.

"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".

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