Benjamin Mendy, Monaco’s highly-rated left back, is the subject of intense speculation over his future. The French champions were an exciting force in last season’s Champions League but their squad is being stripped bare by Europe’s elite clubs.
Manchester City already landed Bernardo Silva from the Ligue Un side for a fee of £42.5m this summer and is set to return to the Principality for the exciting full back.
According to reports in the Daily Star on Sunday, he faces strong competition from neighbours, Manchester United. Jose Mourinho is looking to significantly strengthen his squad this summer and has been unimpressed with Luke Shaw’s progress since taking over at Old Trafford.
United, like City, can offer Champions League football, thanks to their 2 – 0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final. That raised the club’s profile on the continent, with Mourinho determined to launch a title assault this season. The Portuguese won the title with his previous clubs and wants to keep that record going next season.
Liverpool and Chelsea are also interested, reports French radio station, RMC. However, Guardiola is desperate to sign a replacement for the recently-released Gael Clichy. The Spaniard is under pressure to deliver silverware this season having finished 2016/17 empty-handed and is moving swiftly to ensure his transfer business is done by the start of pre-season training.