Liverpool will battle both Manchester clubs for Monaco star Benjamin Mendy, according to reports in France.

Manchester City are aiming to follow up the £43 million capture of Bernardo Silva from Monaco with another raid of the Ligue 1 champion’s fantastic squad.

But, Liverpool and Manchester United will rival Pep Guardiola in the battle for Mendy’s signature.

All three clubs are hunting for a new left-back after struggling to fill the role in the last season.

Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp have often deployed midfielders in the left-back spot while Guardiola has gutted City’s defence by releasing Gael Clichy.

Mendy has stood out in a wonderful Monaco side full of youthful stars and future superstars.

The Premier League trio can all offer Mendy Champions League football and are desperate to convince the Frenchman to join their club.

United’s hopes have been boosted by the fact they secured Champions League football by winning the Europa League.

RMC Sport claim Liverpool have told Monaco they will match City’s offer and will continue to match whatever deal their rivals put forward.

City have lodged a bid of £39 million for Mendy which would be a club-record fee for Liverpool should they pip Guardiola to the defender.

Source: Metro

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