Benjamin Mendy to be sidelined for three months (image courtesy Getty)

Benjamin Mendy could be out of action for up to three months following knee surgery, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

According to the City boss, the 24-year-old defender will be out for 10 to 12 weeks.

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The Frenchman had last week underwent surgery in Barcelona for a problem with the meniscus in his left knee.

He missed much of last season after suffering cruciate ligament damage to his right knee.