Man United Plot £33m Double Swoop For Monaco Stars

Monaco's Kylian Mbappe-Lottin celebrates with Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy.

Reuters / Andrew Couldridge

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is all set to force through a double raid for Monaco duo Djibril Sidibe and Benjamin Mendy, according to latest reports. 

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with Sidibe and Mendy, who are both enjoying impressive campaigns in Ligue 1, and The Sun claims Mourinho is preparing for a summer move for their signatures.

The Portuguese tactician is keen to add a much-needed competition in the full-back areas, and according to latest rumours, Manchester United could snap up the talented duo for £33 million.

Antonio Valencia and Daley Blind have been Mourinho’s first-choice full-backs this season, but he wants more improvements in that area.


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Mourinho has been sending scouts on a regular basis to monitor both the French talents’ progress this season, with the pair impressing in the Champions League victory over Manchester City.

Mendy, 22, has already secured his place as a key player for the Monaco squad, which led to him making his international debut for France last weekend.

The defender, who left Marseille in June 2016 and signed a five-year-deal with Monaco, is now believed to be open to a switch to the Premier League giants. And after making 30 appearances for Leonardo Jardim’s side this season across all competitions, it looks like he could be on the move again.

Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov in action with Monaco's Djibril Sidibe.

Reuters / Eric Gaillard

Sidibe, meanwhile, has emerged as a target for a host of top clubs, including Arsenal, after an excellent run with Monaco, but Mourinho is determined to beat the competition to his signature.

This will not be the first time Manchester United have done business with Monaco for their top young talent, as Anthony Martial was prized away from the Ligue 1 outfit in 2015.

 

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