Report: Man City “close” to adding another Monaco star in Mendy

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Manchester City couldn’t top Monaco in the UEFA Champions League, but the Etihad Stadium set may be picking the Ligue 1 champs apart this summer.

After sealing the purchase of Bernardo Silva, City is now being linked with its marauding left back Benjamin Mendy.

City is expected to heavily address its fullback stable this summer, with mainstays Gael Clichy and Pablo Zabaleta leaving the Sky Blues.

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Mendy, 22, arrived at Monaco from Marseille just last summer, and made 39 appearances while earning his first French national team cap.

He posted 11 assists in all competitions, four of those coming in the UEFA Champions League. Two of those assists came against Premier League competition (one vs. Spurs and one vs. City).

The fee has been quoted as high as $55 million