Sunderland trump Arsenal in battle for Le Havre fullback Mendy

Sunderland are set to beat Arsenal for Le Havre fullback Benjamin Mendy.

Sunderland are set to beat Arsenal for Le Havre fullback Benjamin Mendy.

The Daily Mail says Sunderland have agreed a fee with Le Havre for £5m-rated left-back Mendy, 18, and have been given permission to open talks.

Arsenal had offered £2.5million for the youngster, but French Ligue 2 club Le Havre wanted double the Gunners' bid.

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