Benjamin Mendy To Miss Monaco Tour Amid Manchester City Talk

Benjamin Mendy To Miss Monaco Tour Amid Manchester City Talk

Manchester City are getting closer to a world record move for Kylian Mbappe, according to French, Spanish and English media.

Sport Witness follow a similar thread: "City are ready to make a £30m bid for Ryan Bertrand, with Pep Guardiola keen to add the Southampton left-back and address his side's glaring weakness at full-back, reports the Sun".

Kyle Walker fits the Pep Guardiola inverted fullback role in the sense of not being very good at defense, but he doesn't have the on-ball skills that Guardiola prefers from his fullbacks.

City, who have been told the France left-back will cost about £40 million, hope to sign him too before the squad fly to the United States on Monday for their pre-season tour.

This season the Citizens will be expected to win at least one trophy.

"Both Chris and 'Kache' were big players for the team as we gained promotion to the Premier League last season".

It would be unfair to say injuries did not effect Manchester City last season, as they unquestionably did: skipper Vincent Kompany made just 11 appearances in a difficult year for the Belgian.

Juventus defensive lynchpin Leonardo Bonucci has allegedly been on the Blues' radar for some time, but the Italian's name has not been mentioned much since the end of last season.

"It feels a little bit surreal at the minute, given I'd been at the previous club for so many years", said Walker.

City will pay what Monaco have asked and Mendy will be the second player from the Principality club to join City after Bernardo Silva. Make an exceptional offer, or go away.

It could be argued they have already missed out on the best option, Ricardo Rodriguez who signed for AC Milan earlier in the transfer window, but there are other options out there. It's claimed that after failing to sign Dani Alves, the club are now in negotiations with Monaco's Benjamin Mendy.