Rumours in France suggest Liverpool have made a bid for Benjamin Mendy, but closer to home the reports are not quite as suggestive.
With Jurgen Klopp‘s team being named as one of several in the running to sign Mendy earlier this week, along with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, it’s no surprise to see the news escalate.
Reports in French outlet L’Equipe suggest the Anfield team have made a “serious offer” for the full-back, who is rated at close to £40 million.
That claim is somewhat brushed off, though, by the Echo who report that Mendy is still more likely to move to the Etihad or Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool’s left-back focus remains firmly on Fulham‘s teen starlet Ryan Sessegnon, with Premier League runners-up Tottenham Hotspur also in the running to snare the 17-year-old’s signature.
Just two days ago, Mendy’s social media posting of himself on a plane sparked speculation that he was headed to England for a medical, and coming so soon after (now former-)Monaco team-mate Bernardo Silva joined Manchester City, the prevailing rumour was that Mendy was similarly en-route.
Having enjoyed a fine season and playing a key role in Monaco’s title triumph and run deep into the Champions League, it’s likely that rumours will continue over Mendy’s future—but it still looks extremely unlikely he’ll wind up at Anfield.