Manchester United transfer news: Leny Yoro deal agreed in principle with Lille

Leny Yoro

Manchester United and Lille have reached a tentative agreement for defender Leny Yoro, according to Sky Sports News sources.

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Yoro, who is 18 years old, is reportedly signing a contract worth €50m (£42.26m). This news comes after Manchester United's second offer for Everton's Jarrad Branthwaite was turned down.

According to one report, Yoro is interested in transferring to Real Madrid. However, the offers made by the Spanish team have not met Lille's asking price.

The Ligue 1 team is facing a tough situation due to Yoro only having one more year remaining on his contract.

If he is set on transferring to Real Madrid and Lille is unable to come to an agreement with the Champions League titleholders, he may choose to remain at Lille and leave for free next year.

Yoro is in the last year of his contract with Lille and will be able to negotiate with teams from other countries starting in January.

United wants to avoid getting caught up in long and complicated situations like in past transfer windows. They have specific types of players in mind for the positions they need to improve, and they have several players who meet those criteria.

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This is why Everton's Branthwaite and Bayern Munich's Matthijs de Ligt are still being considered as choices for the central defense position.

Second Man Utd Bid For Branthwaite Rejected

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Manchester United made another offer for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite, but it was turned down.

The deal was believed to be for an initial payment of £45 million with an additional £5 million in extra payments.

United must now determine whether they will make a higher offer.

Last month, Sky Sports News announced that Everton rejected an initial offer from United. The offer was much lower than Everton's asking price for the defender. A source mentioned that the bid included £35m plus additional payments.

Everton sees Branthwaite as an important player, as he appeared in 35 Premier League matches last season.

Man Utd In Talks With De Ligt

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Manchester United is still in talks with Bayern Munich regarding Matthijs de Ligt.

Negotiations with Bayern regarding De Ligt have been deemed as favorable, with a shared eagerness from all involved to finalize an agreement.

Bayern is asking for £42.5 million along with additional payments for the Dutch player, who is currently competing in Euro 2024.

Man Utd's Approach To Signing Centre-backs

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There is still a possibility that United will sign two central defenders during this transfer window.

United are seeking to find a new player to take the place of Raphael Varane, who recently departed from the club due to the end of his contract.

Additional changes will be made based on the number of people leaving that job.

The future of Victor Lindelof is uncertain as he is in the last year of his contract with no discussions scheduled for a possible extension.

Fenerbahce is among the many teams interested in signing the Swedish international player.

Conversations are ongoing with Jonny Evans and his agents about extending his contract for another year.

Summer Transfer Window: Open And Close Dates

The summer transfer window for the Premier League and Scottish Premiership in 2024 has now begun.

The deadline for submissions is August 30th at 11pm in England and 11:30pm in Scotland.

The Premier League and Scottish Premiership moved up their Deadline Day to coincide with the other big leagues in Europe. The closing dates were decided after talking with the leagues in England, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France.

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