Manchester City are getting close to signing Benjamin Mendy with Sky Sports revealing yesterday that an agreement could be reached by the end of the week – possibly even today.
Over in France, the L’Equipe newspaper has posted some details of the ongoing negotiations that show just how eager City are to get a deal done before the squad flies out to the US next week.
It is reported that two days ago, City made a €40million bid and Monaco rejected it. A day later City returned with a €45million proposal, but again the principality club deemed it insufficient – perhaps they had gotten word that City were about to spend £50million (€56.8million) on another full-back, Kyle Walker.
City are determined and L’Equipe states that a third bid is coming, which could amount to €50million if the recent trend is anything to go by. That may be the offer that finally gets a deal done, allowing Pep Guardiola to take two new full-backs with him to America.
Mendy met with Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim and vice-president Vadim Vasilyev fifteen days ago to tell them that he wanted to join Manchester City, but that hasn’t softened the Ligue 1 club’s determination to extract as much money as possible out of City for the highly-rated French international.