Transfer news

Sunderland target Mendy to join Marseille

July 8, 2013
By ESPN staff

Le Havre defender Benjamin Mendy is set to turn his back on interest from Sunderland and join French side Marseille.

Benjamin Mendy of Le Havre
GettyImagesMendy was in demand from a number of English clubs

Reports last week suggested Mendy had undergone a medical with Sunderland, after the 19-year-old tweeted a photo of himself on a private jet apparently headed for England.

But Mendy will remain in France next season after Marseille confirmed they have agreed to sign the Under-19 international in a deal reportedly worth €10 million.

"Olympique de Marseille and Le Havre AC have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Bengamin Mendy," the statement said.