Roma set to be disappointed in quest for Marseille star

Olympique de Marseille have confirmed that it would take a major offer for them to part with AS Roma target Benjamin Mendy.

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The left-back was purchased from Le Havre for €3.5 million, but he has been in fine form this season for OM and his transfer value has shot up to somewhere between €7 and 8 million.

Despite being only 20, he has featured 30 times for the domestic giants so far this season, contributing four assists and impressing with both his increasing defensive poise and his fine attacking intent.

Under Marcelo Bielsa, the left-sider has improved markedly and has almost completely eradicated the occasionally hesitant displays he initially gave after arriving from Le Havre in 2013.

In the past AC Milan have been linked with his signature, but latterly AS Roma have been rumoured to be in for the player.

However, as reported by TMW, the Phoceens would not be willing to sell the Franco-Senegalese defender and it would take a bid far above the aforementioned value to prise him away from the Stade Velodrome.

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