Real Madrid Transfer News Roundup: Los Blancos receive Leny Yoro boost, Ferland Mendy wanted in England, and more - June 19, 2024

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti

Despite a highly fruitful 2023-24 campaign under Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid are expected to further improve their squad over the summer. The Italian manager has already welcomed Kylian Mbappe and Endrick to his roster, but his transfer business might not be over yet.

Meanwhile, Los Blancos have received some pleasant news in their pursuit of Leny Yoro. Elsewhere, Ferland Mendy is a wanted man in the Premier League.

On that note, let's look at the major Real Madrid transfer stories from June 19, 2024.

Real Madrid receive Leny Yoro boost

Lille have turned down a €60m offer from Liverpool for the services of Leny Yoro, according to Mundo Deportivo. The French defender is a wanted man this summer, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) also hot on his heels.

Real Madrid are in the race as well, although they are aiming to lap him up for free next summer. Yoro's contract expires at the end of next season and he hasn't signed a new deal. The Reds are looking to add more steel to their backline and have their eyes on the 18-year-old. However, their opening offer has been rejected by Lille, who are holding out for €60m to let him go.

Los Blancos will be hoping that clubs will be reluctant to pay such a big amount for a player in the final year of his contract. The Frenchman also has his heart set on a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, which will also be an advantage for the La Liga giants in the race.

Ferland Mendy wanted in England

Ferland Mendy
Ferland Mendy

Ferland Mendy is not short of options this summer, according to The Athletic. The French left-back's contract with Real Madrid expires in 2025 and he hasn't been offered a new contract.

The La Liga giants have their eyes on Alphonso Davies this summer, although prising him away from Bayern Munich could be a complicated affair. However, the situation has raised questions about Mendy's future.

The Frenchman enjoyed an impressive 2023-24 campaign, registering 37 appearances across competitions and scoring one goal. Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly a fan of the player and wants him to stay.

The player's camp haven't ruled out a renewal at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, it has also been mentioned that Mendy could stay with the La Liga giants for another season and leave for free in 2025.

There's interest in the 29-year-old from the Premier League, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur all keeping a close eye on the situation. Real Madrid could consider his exit if they manage to get their hands on Davies.

Andriy Lunin wants to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu

Andriy Lunin
Andriy Lunin

Andriy Lunin has admitted that he would like to continue at Real Madrid. The Ukrainian goalkeeper's contract expires in 2025 and he hasn't signed a new deal yet.

Lunin enjoyed a fantastic 2023-24 campaign, stepping up admirably to cover for Thibaut Courtois, who missed much of the season due to injury (cruciate ligament and meniscus tear). The 25-year-old registered 12 clean sheets from 31 games, but remains behind the Belgian in the pecking order under Carlo Ancelotti.

Lunin is a wanted man this summer and is reportedly assessing his options. Los Blancos would like him to continue at the Santiago Bernabeu but are likely to consider his departure if he doesn't sign a new deal.

Speaking after Ukraine's 3-0 defeat against Romania at Euro 2024, Lunin remained coy about his future.

“Right now I’m 100% focused on the European Championship with my country and I’m not thinking about anything other than that. For outside issues, there is my agent. In life anything can happen but obviously yes, I would like to continue (at Real Madrid),” said Lunin (via Yahoo Sports).

Recent reports have suggested that Arsenal have their eyes on the 25-year-old.

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Edited by Parag Jain
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