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Man Utd have now made proposal to sign ‘very ambitious’ Lille defender

Manchester United have sent a proposal to Lille defender Leny Yoro for a summer transfer, according to Spanish publication AS (page 20).

The Red Devils are in the market for a new centre-back this summer and have been linked with multiple players including Yoro.

The club have reportedly made a proposal to sign the 18-year-old, but he has revealed his desire to play for Real Madrid.

Lille want £59 million to part ways with their prized asset, and United could be willing to pay the reported fee.

However, Yoro seems determined to move to the Bernabeu Stadium. Madrid are reluctant to pay more than £34m to sign the centre-back.

The European champions are optimistic about signing him for £25-30m, given the strong will of the player whose contract expires in June next year.

Man Utd look unlikely to sign Yoro

The Red Devils have been closely following the progress of the French wonderkid, who had a fantastic breakthrough campaign in Ligue 1 last term.

The youngster had a passing accuracy of 92 percent with 63 percent of his duels won. He made three clearances per outing and 3.9 recoveries.

The teenager has shown plenty of maturity. His early development can be compared to Raphael Varane before his move to Madrid from RC Lens.

Los Blancos have an advantage and United look set to miss out on Yoro unless they can change his stance.

Yoro, who is ‘very ambitious’ according to manager Paulo Fonseca, seems determined to join Madrid despite interest elsewhere.

Madrid could step up their pursuit of Yoro in the coming days, with Nacho apparently on the cusp of leaving on a free transfer to join Al-Qadsiah.

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