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Real Madrid admire €70 million-rated left-back, will make a move only if Mendy leaves

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Real Madrid have had a busy week as they announced the signings of Fran Garcia and Jude Bellingham while also confirming the return and contract renewal of Brahim Diaz.

However, the business is far from done at the Santiago Bernabeu as more recruits are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. At least two new forwards, Joselu and one of Harry Kane or Kylian Mbappe, could end up at Real Madrid in the near future.

At the same time, Mario Cortegana of The Athletic reports that the Merengues continue to be on the lookout for full-backs despite the arrival of Garcia.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti would ideally prefer a player who can play both at right-back and left-back, which has led to two profiles in Joao Cancelo and Achraf Hakimi.

However, the former is not an option the club are considering, having ruled out his signing in January while Hakimi is unlikely to arrive from PSG.

As such, Real Madrid are looking at other options, and for the left-back position, the report states that the Merengues really admire Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich. However, a move for the Canadian international will only be considered if the club can offload Ferland Mendy.

Davies, whose market value stands at €70 million, has been on Real Madrid’s radars for a while now. The 22-year-old has developed into one of the most dangerous left-backs in Europe during his time in Bavaria.

Despite battling with some injury problems, the left-back finished with a tally of three goals and eight assists from 38 games in all competitions in 2022/23.

With Mendy struggling with form and fitness for the majority of the last season, Real Madrid are open to selling the Frenchman this summer. Should they be successful in those efforts, the Spanish capital outfit plan on moving for Davies.

However, despite their strong interest in him, Real Madrid will find it hard to sign him as Bayern Munich do not have intentions to sell him this summer. But with his contract expiring in 2025, Los Blancos could have an opportunity to move for him next year.

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How Manchester United’s pursuit of Dutch star could benefit Real Madrid

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The highly anticipated transfer of Leny Yoro to Real Madrid has encountered an unexpected obstacle, with Manchester United’s surprise entry into the race. 

The Red Devils have successfully negotiated a substantial €50 million+ bid with Lille, leaving Real Madrid’s chances hanging by a thread. 

This means the only factor still in favour of Real Madrid is Yoro’s strong desire to wear the iconic white shirt, a dream he has harboured for a long time.

As things stand, Real Madrid face significant hurdles. For once, Lille are exerting pressure on the player to accept Manchester United’s offer, given its considerable value. 

On the other hand, Real Madrid are hesitant to match this figure, creating a stalemate. Additionally, Manchester United are eager to secure a top-notch defender, especially with the departure of Raphael Varane, a former Real Madrid player. 

This sense of urgency is driving United’s pursuit of Yoro, making them a formidable competitor in the transfer race.

A glimmer of hope for Real Madrid

Despite these challenges, one crucial factor continues to give Real Madrid an edge in the race for Yoro’s signature. 

Leny Yoro only wants to play for Real Madrid. (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS/AFP via Getty Images)

As it turns out, Manchester United are also considering Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt as a priority target. De Ligt has given his nod to the move and has instructed his representatives to disregard other offers. 

This development provides Real Madrid with a much-needed advantage in the pursuit of Yoro, as United’s focus is divided between two top defenders.

While Manchester United have made progress in negotiations with both De Ligt and Yoro, it is unlikely that they will recruit both players. 

Given De Ligt’s readiness to make an immediate move, Manchester United are expected to prioritize his transfer, leaving Real Madrid as the sole contender for Yoro’s signature. 

This twist in the tale gives Real Madrid a glimmer of hope, as they can now focus their efforts on convincing Yoro to join their ranks.

Yoro’s dilemma: To wait for Madrid or join United

Yoro’s preference is to join Real Madrid, but the club has yet to indicate its willingness to match Lille’s accepted fee from Manchester United.

This has led the Ligue 1 club to favour a transfer deal with the Premier League club. 

If Yoro is to make a move this summer, he faces a difficult decision: either wait until 2025 to join Real Madrid for free, which Lille are unlikely to accept, or agree to a transfer to Manchester United, which would benefit the French club. 

The fate of Yoro’s transfer hangs in the balance

Real Madrid are locked in their pursuit of Leny Yoro. (Photo by SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images)

The outcome of Yoro’s transfer now hangs precariously in the balance. Real Madrid’s reluctance to match Manchester United’s offer and Yoro’s personal preference for the Spanish giants are the key factors in this high-stakes transfer drama. 

Will Yoro choose to wait for his dream move to Real Madrid or opt for a switch to Manchester United? Only time will tell. 

In the end, Yoro’s transfer will have significant implications for all parties involved. Real Madrid’s hopes of landing their top target hang in the balance, while Manchester United’s urgency to recruit a top defender has thrown a spanner in the works. 

Lille, too, are eager to cash in on their prized asset, and Yoro’s decision will determine the fate of his transfer.

But with United going after De Ligt, it could end up playing into the hands of Real Madrid, helping them land their top target to replace Nacho.

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