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Man United and Man City going head to head for £40million defender Benjamin Mendy

The rivals will have to spend big if they want to sign Monaco's Benjamin Mendy

If you’re from Manchester you either bleed red or, well… red. Our point being, you’re either a Man City or Man United fan.

So when the two clubs go head to head for a player, as they’re doing with Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy, there’s plenty at stake.

This is no time for interpretive dance lads

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This is no time for interpretive dance lads

Both Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have made moves to sign the 22-year-old in a £40million deal, according to Mohamed Bouhafsi.

It comes on the same day that City beat United to the signing of Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva in a reported £43million deal.

Mendy played 25 times during Monaco’s Ligue 1 winning season, providing five assists, as well as making his debut for the French national side.

Playing the wrong sport

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Playing the wrong sport

The left-back started his career at Le Havre, playing two seasons, before moving to Marseille in the summer of 2013.

He spent three seasons at the Stade Velodrome and was then signed by Monaco last summer.

Mendy has represented France from the Under-16s all the way through to the senior side, playing against Luxembourg during Didier Deschamps’ side World Cup qualification campaign.

Strong training kit

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Strong training kit

His arrival will help fill the void left by compatriot Gael Clichy, who was released after six years at the club.

But, unlike Clichy, he’s not a right footed left-back. Real shame that.

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