Chelsea want to be kept informed if Manchester City pull out of a move for Monaco left back Benjamin Mendy, reports Daily Mail journalist Matt Barlow.
City have had a £44.5m bid rejected by the Ligue One Champions for the French international but it has also emerged that Chelsea could be eyeing the the 23 year old as a potential alternative to Juventus left back Alex Sandro.
The Brazilian reportedly has a price tag of £61m which has stalled talks between the Blues and the Serie A champions. Monaco are reportedly demanding £54m from City for Mendy, as they want parity with the figure that the Premier League side paid Tottenham for right back Kyle Walker.
Chelsea may have to consider whether paying £7m less for Mendy than Sandro would represent good value for money. The Brazilian has been manager Antonio Conte’s primary summer target, and although City may still win the race for Mendy by upping their bid, the Blues may yet consider switching targets to the Frenchman if his switch to the Etihad stadium collapses.