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Sunderland trump Arsenal in battle for Le Havre fullback 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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