FRENCH side Le Havre have confirmed they have accepted an offer from Sunderland for left-back Benjamin Mendy.
Reports last night suggested Sunderland had reached an agreement with Le Havre for the 18-year-old, who has also attracted the attention of Arsenal, Lyon and Cardiff.
Le Havre president Jeanne-Pierre Louvel has confirmed the deal and says it is now down to Mendy to agree terms with the Black Cats.
“We have agreed with Sunderland for the transfer of Mendy,” he said.
“Today, the only club with which we agree is Sunderland and now it’s up to Benjamin Mendy to make a choice. “
Mendy would become the second player from Le Havre to arrive at Sunderland this summer with the Wearsiders already agreeing a Bosman move for midfielder El-Hadji Ba.