Man United transfers: Monaco’s Ranieri braced for Mendy exit

Man United transfers: Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri says he is frustrated by Nampalys Mendy's attitude

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Claudio Ranieri has admitted he is frustrated by Nampalys Mendy’s intention to leave Monaco amid reported interest from Manchester United.

The 20-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils after the holding midfielder helped Monaco win the Ligue 2 title last season.

Ranieri, who has described Mendy as Monaco’s Claude Makelele, is disappointed the France Under-21 international won’t sign a new deal at the club.

And the Red Devils look like favourites to sign the Frenchman, who will be available on a free transfer this summer.

“I do not understand his attitude,” said the Italian. “As soon as I saw him play, I said here is our Makelele. I trusted him and I played him.

“I think he will miss out on a great deal. But it’s his life, not mine. He has preferred to listen to his brother and agent and not his coach. It’s a shame.”

Mendy has made 80 appearances for Monaco after making his first-team debut against Lyon in August 2010.

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