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Manchester City told how much they must pay to sign Benjamin Mendy

Pep Guardiola has been knocked back in his chase for the talented defender

MANCHESTER CITY have been knocked back in their pursuit of Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy.

Pep Guardiola’s side launched a £44.5million bid for his main transfer target but the French champions want the same £50m figure the club paid for Kyle Walker.

Benjamin Mendy is also expected to sign for City in the near future

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Manchester City have been knocked back in their chase for Benjamin Mendy

Kyle Walker has moved from Tottenham to Manchester City for an eye-watering £55m

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Kyle Walker cost Manchester City a staggering £50m

The French champions are in no hurry to sell one of their key assets having already lost the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea.

And they plan to drive a hard bargain with Man City because they are confident the mega-rich side will stump up the extra cash.


Walker become one of the most expensive defenders in history when he completed his switch to the Etihad earlier this month.

With Mendy four years younger than the the former Tottenham man and the French champions feel he should be valued around the same figure.

But City still remain confident of landing his signature ahead of the new season.

The 22-year-old left-back was left out of Monaco’s pre-season squad that travelled to Switzerland fuelling speculation that Man City were closing in on a deal.

Pep Guardiola admits he needs to adapt more to the frenetic style of Premier League football - but his great teams have always played with a holding midfielder

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Pep Guardiola is facing further frustration in his pursuit of the left-back

Benjamin Mendy looks to be the next man in the door at Manchester City

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The 22-year-old left-back was a sensation in Ligue 1 last season

City are poised to take their summer outlay to around £150m by signing Real Madrid full-back Danilo

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City are poised to take their summer outlay to around £150m by signing Real Madrid full-back Danilo

Man City are desperate to bolster their defence after losing the likes of Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna.

And it has forced the Spanish boss to make a move for Real Madrid’s Danilo.

City have opened talks with the full-back’s representatives and are discussing personal terms ahead of a £25m move.

He can play on either flank and City have been impressed with his performances having scouted him on a number of occasions last season.

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