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Manchester City set to make transfer offer for AS Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy - Report

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A quality defender? IS THIS REAL LIFE???

Manchester City FC v AS Monaco - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

When AS Monaco knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League, a few players stood out: Fabinho and Bakayoko, two physical midfielders who dominated City's central players; Kylian Mbappé, the new Thierry Henry who might just be the next great striker in world football.

And then there's the two full-backs, Djibril Sidibé and Benjamin Mendy, two tall, strong defenders who can go up and down the pitch and put in some amazing crosses into the box, as well as tracking back to stop the opposing wingers. Sidibé has already been linked with City in the past, and now it's time for Mendy to get in City's transfer wishlist.

That's according to France Football, which reports that Pep Guardiola is preparing a €35 million offer to try and sign Mendy in the summer transfer window as the replacement for Gaël Clichy, who's likely to leave the club as his contract is running out and there are no plans for a new deal.

Guardiola has been tracking Mendy's progress since the Catalan's days at Bayern Munich, and after getting a first row ticket to watch the Frenchman tear City's right side apart for 180 minutes in the Round of 16 of the Champions League, Pep has made his mind about signing the player and will go after him in the summer.

Mendy would basically solve the left-back problem City have had for years, and would be a pretty good signing regardless of how expensive he turns out to be. Let's just get this guy and be happy.