Real Madrid close in on Ferland Mendy

With Eden Hazard nearing ever closer to becoming a Real Madrid player, it would appear that Los Blancos are surrounding another marking as Ferland Mendy.

The Spanish giants have been in contact with Lyon more frequently in the last few days, with the two clubs planning to achieve an understanding.

On Tuesday, the French side presented Juninho Pernambucano as their sporting director and Sylvinho as head coach as they move into a new era. They additionally want to finish any deals rapidly so as to discover and enlist substitutions.

According to L’Equipe, there is an offer on the table from Real Madrid, but Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is additionally weighing up methodologies from Barcelona and Juventus for Mendy.

The influence of Zinedine Zidane, who has expressed his desire for the left-back, and the good relationship between both presidents, would cause it to give the idea that Los Blancos have the preferred position.

Lyon value Mendy, who they consider as a key member of the squad, at around 50 million euros, but Real Madrid F.C have just offered 30m euros.

Madrid have sent their general director, Jose Angel Sanchez, and head of transfers, Juni Calafat, to France trying to make it all work out.

Zidane expects Mendy to compete with Marcelo for the left-back spot, leaving Sergio Reguilon to follow Dani Carvajal’s footsteps and increase more experience somewhere else with the expectation of coming back to the Santiago Bernabeu later on.


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