Defensive target set to snub Manchester United to sign new Marseille contract

first_img French full-back Benjamin Mendy Benjamin Mendy is ready to snub interest from Manchester United and sign a new deal at Marseille.The left-back is a long-term target for United and it has been suggested that Louis van Gaal is ready to reignite the club’s interest in him this month.United scouts were reportedly in attendance when Mendy, 21, faced Rennes last month and the Old Trafford side were suitably impressed.But they will have to look elsewhere for defensive reinforcements with L’Equipe claiming that he is set to sign a new deal in the south of France.Mendy’s current contract expires next year, when he could leave Marseille for nothing, but the report says he is on the verge of extending until 2019. 1last_img

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