Manchester City agree £51m deal

Sheri Evans
July 23, 2017

After breaking the transfer record for the most expensive defender of all time for Kyle Walker, Pep Guardiola is set to see Man City do it again for Benjamin Mendy.

According to BBC Sport, Pep Guardiola's side are said to have agreed terms with the Principality club for Mendy, 23, a France global who was instrumental in his team's unexpected charge to Ligue 1 glory last season.

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.

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

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The Premier League giants, who have already raided Monaco in the close season having signed midfielder Bernardo Silva, are also expecting the arrival of Real Madrid's full-back Danilo after both clubs have agreed terms.

Monaco rejected three bids from Manchester City for the French left-back and wanted to keep hold of the player until the Citizens agreed to pay a world record fee for a defender.

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 global progressing well.

Mendy, 23, who has four caps, joined Monaco in June 2016 in a five-year deal from Marseille.

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