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PSG defensive target prioritises Real Madrid transfer in the summer – report



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Real Madrid have identified three main targets for the summer transfer window in the form of Kylian Mbappe, Alphonso Davies, and Leny Yoro.

Among the three, Mbappe is all but guaranteed to arrive from PSG as a free agent while work is being done to close the deal for Davies to join from Bayern Munich.

It leaves Lille’s teenage centre-back Yoro for whom a move is yet to be made. The 18-year-old has enjoyed a stellar breakthrough season in Ligue 1 and has also attracted interest from other top clubs, most notably PSG, who even tried to sign him in January and remain keen.

Yoro prioritises Real Madrid

But, according to a report from journalist Ramon Alvarez, despite the interest from PSG, Leny Yoro is prioritising a transfer to Real Madrid in the summer.

The 18-year-old is represented by superagent Jorge Mendes, whose relationship with Los Blancos has not been the best in recent times.

Furthermore, it has been reported that Mendes might try to push the young defender towards PSG in the summer.

However, as things stand, Yoro would prefer to join Real Madrid over PSG, although any move would depend on multiple factors.

Real Madrid or PSG for Leny Yoro? (Photo by SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid could wait until 2025

The report states that Real Madrid have some concern that Yoro might not have a place in the squad if captain Nacho Fernandez decides to renew his contract.

As such, Los Blancos might decide to wait until 2025, when the 18-year-old’s contract with Lille expires, to make a move for him as they could sign him for free then.

Such a tactic would obviously come with the risk of Real Madrid losing the young centre-back to their rivals. And as such, more clarity on the situation is expected towards the end of the season.

Even if Real Madrid opt to go after Yoro this summer itself, his €60 million price tag is seen as prohibitive, which would pose a hurdle again.

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‘Will have to put my feelings aside’ – Bellingham on facing Borussia Dortmund in UCL final



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It has been a special debut season for Jude Bellingham at Real Madrid.

Since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €103 million, plus add-ons, last summer, the 20-year-old sensation has become an instant hit at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite his form declining a bit in the second half of the season, Bellingham has racked up returns of 23 goals and 12 assists from 41 games in all competitions.

A special game for Bellingham

Having won La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup, Bellingham now has the chance to end the season in the most epic ways possible by lifting the UEFA Champions League, against his former club, in his homeland.

As such, Saturday’s UCL final at Wembley, against Dortmund, is set to be a special one for the young phenom, and he acknowledged as much during an interview today.

“It’s a very special game for me but I’ll have to put feelings aside. It’s been a great season, they’ve made me feel very welcome and I’ve enjoyed playing football with them,” said Bellingham, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

Bellingham faces his former club in the UCL final. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

When asked if he had been in touch with any of his former Dortmund teammates ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event, Bellingham replied:

“I’ve spoken to Sancho, we said we’d meet there. He took me under his wing when I came to Dortmund and that meant a lot to me.”

On how Real Madrid can win the game

Earlier today, Carlo Ancelotti was asked if he had sought any information from Bellingham to prepare a strategy to beat Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder himself was asked by the media as to how Real Madrid can get past his former club at Wembley this weekend, to which he replied:

“To win we will have to play at our maximum level, if we are at that level it is very difficult for our opponents. The staff are sure to do a great job analysing Dortmund, I trust them 100 per cent.”

Stressing how it is a dream for him to win the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Bellingham remarked:

“Winning the Champions League is the reason I’m here, I always dreamed of playing for this team, and this team is linked to the Champions League. I want to be a small part of their history.”

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