Manchester City have focused their main attention back to Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand, after Monaco demanded in excess of £40 million for Benjamin Mendy, according to the Mirror.
Pep Guardiola has prioritised signing a full-back this summer, with Kyle Walker of Tottenham and Juventus’ Dani Alves also on the Spaniards wishlist. The news comes after City released three of their four full-backs from last season, with Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and fans-favourite Pablo Zabaleta all departing the Etihad.
Dani Alves is reportedly close to agreeing a deal to join City, with Guardiola targeting Bertrand or Mendy to fill the left-back position, but the French champions are holding out for more than £40 million.
Southampton are keen to keep the former Chelsea and Aston Villa man, along with in-demand captain Virgil van Dijk, who Saints have already rejected several offers for.
Man City have already begun their summer spending spree, with Monaco’s Bernado Silva and Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes already teaming up with Guardiola’s men for a total of £77.9 milion. And it seems a full-back is next on the list for City.