Man United’s £42m bid for Lille’s Leny Yoro accepted, player prefers Real Madrid

Man United’s £42m bid for Lille’s Leny Yoro accepted, player prefers Real Madrid

Manchester United have had a £42million bid for Leny Yoro accepted by Lille, according to reports in France.

United sources declined to comment on the reports, but the club are known to be pursuing a number of centre-back targets that include Jarrad Branthwaite and Matthijs de Ligt.

Yoro is understood to prefer a move to Real Madrid who are favourites to sign the 18-year-old defender, while Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool are also tracking him. 

However, Real have not matched the offer of £42m plus add-ons that United are reported to have made.

After holding a recruitment meeting at Carrington on the first day of pre-season on Monday, United have wasted no time pressing ahead with their transfer plans.

Manchester United have reportedly had a £42million bid for Leny Yoro accepted by Lille

Mail Sport revealed that an improved offer of £45m plus £5m in add-ons has been made for Jarrad Branthwaite which was rejected by Everton

The club are also in talks with Bayern Munich over a £43m deal for De Ligt who is said to have verbally agreed personal terms over a move to Old Trafford

United are pursuing a number of centre-back targets that include Jarrad Branthwaite (left) and Matthijs de Ligt (right)

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Mail Sport revealed that an improved offer of £45m plus £5m in add-ons has been made for Branthwaite which was rejected by Everton who value the 22-year-old defender at closer to £70m. United are prepared to offer Branthwaite a long-term contract worth £160,000-a-week.

The club are also in talks with Bayern Munich over a £43m deal for De Ligt who is said to have verbally agreed personal terms over a move to Old Trafford and the opportunity to work with his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

United could sign two defenders to play on the left and right side of central defence, if they can sell players to finance the deals. 

Yoro is understood to prefer a move to Real Madrid who are favourites to sign the 18-year-old

Yoro is understood to prefer a move to Real Madrid who are favourites to sign the 18-year-old

They have kept other options open throughout the process and known to admire Yoro who made 41 appearances for Lille last season.

United are also in advanced talks to sign striker Joshua Zirkzee, who has a £34m buyout clause at Bologna, and are weighing up a move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Manuel Ugarte.

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