Chelsea and Liverpool have reportedly joined the race for in-demand defender, he has impressed this season

The Chelsea and Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are both expecting big changes at their respective clubs this summer, though for very different reasons…

Chelsea, on the back of a historic Premier League winning campaign, will be looking to add some more depth to their side as they look to both defend their crown and make waves continentally Рwhilst Liverpool will be looking to add a few star names to their side as Klopp looks to take them to the next level.

Despite the reasoning behind each side’s respective rebuilds, it seems as though at least one of their targets is very much the same. According to L’Equipe, Benjamin Mendy is a reported target of both sides – as well as Manchester United and Manchester City – with the defender impressing in Ligue 1 and in Europe this season.

It will come as no surprise to learn of their interest, not least because of each side’s personnel requirements. For Liverpool, a new left-sided defender is an absolute priority – with Alberto Moreno clearly not good enough. Chelsea, meanwhile, will need a bit more depth in the role next season beyond Marcos Alonso, and Mendy would certainly provide that.

Mendy made 24 starts throughout the course of the 2016/17 season in Ligue 1.

Liverpool and Chelsea fans – thoughts?

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