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Manchester City make Napoli contract rebel a priority for January transfer window

02 October 2017

After initial tests in Manchester, Mendy travelled to Barcelona to see a specialist, where the extent of the damage was confirmed.

He joked on his Twitter feed that he would be joining "Injury FC" on loan for a couple of months but hoped to return stronger.

Perhaps no one celebrated quite like Benjamin Mendy after Manchester City broke the deadlock at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

This is a blow to City, because it means their first-choice left back won't play until at least the semi final stage of this year's Champions League.

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But Guardiola insisted yesterday that he is not concerned by his players' off-field activities.

City have an overwhelming amount of firepower going forward, but Mendy's injury leaves them weaker at the back and vulnerable on the left flank, which could jeopardise their title chances.

"I don't know, we will wait until Thursday, but I am pretty sure it will be longer than we would like, unfortunately".

The French defender picked up the injury during the first half of City's Saturday's 5-0 Premier League victory at home to Crystal Palace.

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And the 23-year-old still had time for some lookalike bants as he was wheeled into surgery after he tore his ACL.

Delph again deputised for Benjamin Mendy, who is out until April with a serious knee injury.

Manchester City will move for highly-rated Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam in the January transfer window, according to reports from his homeland of Algeria.

Midfielder Fabian Delph filled in at left-back during the 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday and Danilo can also play there.

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Manchester City make Napoli contract rebel a priority for January transfer window