Man City agree £52m deal for Monaco's Benjamin Mendy

Benjamin Mendy and Danilo seem set to join Manchester City

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.

Manchester City paid a world record €57m fee to sign England right-back Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur last week, but the Englishman is set to lose the tag of world's most expensive defender soon.

Mendy, who has spent just a single season at Monaco following a £13m move from Marseille last summer, has emerged as one of the best left-backs in the game within the last 12 months, and one of a number of Monaco players of interest to other clubs following their French Ligue 1 triumph.

City have not yet confirmed the deal.




City manager Pep Guardiola had identified the 23-year-old left-back as one of his transfer priorities at the end of last season following the departure of Gael Clichy but City saw three bids turned down for the player who only joined Monaco last season for £11m.

According to French sports daily L'Equipe, Manchester City and Monaco have finally reached an agreement over a fee for Mendy's move to the Etihad this summer.

City are spending big this summer having already signed Walker, Ederson and Bernardo Silva, but it's the full-back positions which required the most attention.

And he is to be quickly followed by the arrival of Real Madrid defender Danilo, with talks over a £26.5m move for the Brazil worldwide progressing well.

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