Black Cats close on Mendy

Sunderland have agreed a deal to sign Le Havre's teenage defender Benjamin Mendy, according to the French club.

We have reached agreement with Sunderland for the transfer of Mendy.

It's now up to him to reach an agreement with them. We are okay.

We were close to an agreement with Lyon, it has not happened but you never know.

Right now, the only club we are in agreement with is Sunderland and it is now up to Benjamin Mendy to make his choice.

– Le Havre president Jean-Pierre Louvel speaking to Radio Monte Carlo: