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Reports: Manchester City monitoring AC Milan left-back Theo Hernandez

Manchester City are monitoring AC Milan's Theo Hernandez following Benjamin Mendy's suspension, according to a highly reputable journalist.

Martin Blackburn of The Sun reports that the Premier League champions want a new left-back after Mendy was suspended following being charged by police two or so weeks ago pending an investigation.


Blackburn has revealed a name under consideration in newly-capped France international Theo Hernandez, who has impressed spectators with his bombarding attacking prowess in Italy over the past two years.


The report states that Pep Guardiola's side are closely monitoring the fullback, who is, according to the information, rated at £68million – which would top the record defensive signing at the club in Ruben Dias from Benfica for roughly £65million. Nicolas Otamendi was bought by the Portuguese side for around £13.7million.


On the 6th of September, Italian outlet calciomercato.com mentioned City and PSG as being interested in the player, whose contract expires in 2024, meaning he would only have two years left on his deal next summer – potentially lowering his price.

However, given calciomercato.com's lack of reliability, the claims were quickly dismissed, but given Blackburn's reputation, it would appear the club are indeed monitoring Hernandez, who will turn 24 next month.


Of course, this does not in any way mean the player will be signed next summer, but the club are likely to be exploring left-back options on the market, and Hernandez is one of the elite options out there with immense potential.

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Written by: @NA1907_


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