Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy has travelled to the United States for a medical before his £52m transfer to Manchester City.

Mendy is expected to have his medical in Los Angeles, where City are based for their game against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

His transfer will take City’s spending on full-backs this summer to £123.5m.

The 23-year-old France left-back joined Monaco from Marseille last summer.

He played 34 times for the club last season and helped them to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years.

Mendy would become the Premier League club’s fifth major signing of the summer and take their spending to more than £175m, following the recruitment of England international Kyle Walker (£45m), Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43m), Brazilian keeper Ederson Moraes (£35m) and defender Danilo from Real Madrid (£26.5m).

They have sold left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, 31, to Roma for £4.5m.

Benjamin Mendy
Mendy posted on his Twitter on Sunday morning as he was boarding a flight to Los Angeles where Manchester City are currently on tour
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