Gabriele Marcotti’s response when asked whether Liverpool will sign Benjamin Mendy

The ESPN reporter runs the rule over reports linking Liverpool with a move to sign Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy

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Benjamin Mendy is one of the players who could leave AS Monaco in the summer transfer window, according to Gabriele Marcotti.

Liverpool have been linked with a number of different left-backs already this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to improve his defensive options.

James Milner was used in an unorthodox left-back role throughout the 2016-17 season after Alberto Moreno fell out-of-favour under Klopp.

Liverpool have been linked with a big-money move to sign Monaco left-back Mendy in the 2017 summer transfer window.

Mendy has established himself as one of Europe’s most-exciting full-backs after helping Monaco to win Ligue 1 ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.

Speaking to ESPN FC about the likelihood of Liverpool signing Mendy in the summer, respected ESPN and Times journalist Marcotti said:

“There are some people Monaco are willing to let go.

“Bakayoko is one. Mendy more than Sidibe. That’s it. They are shopping around to get the best offer.

“He’d be a good fit [for Liverpool].”

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Mendy made five assists in 25 appearances in Ligue 1 in the 2016-17 season.

Monaco lost to Juventus in the Champions League semi-finals after an impressive run to the last four.

Mendy has been linked with Premier League side Manchester City.

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