On June 13th, AS reported Manchester United are keen on signing Lille star Leny Yoro in the summer window.

Two days later, Mundo Deportivo stated Real Madrid are aware that Manchester United are ‘going all out’ to sign the defender.

Thursday’s edition of Marca says Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have shown the ‘most interest’ in the 18-year-old.

Erik Ten Hag’s side and PSG have met the centre-back, who has put Los Blancos over other teams.

This is an asset for the Champions League winners, and their sporting success over the last decade is an advantage for them to attract players like Yoro.

Real Madrid want to employ the same route they used to sign Jude Bellingham in 2023. They will meet Yoro to explain his role in their sporting project, and Los Blancos want him to be actively involved in the negotiations with his club.

The La Liga winners also want him to make it clear he only wants to join them, and that he’s willing to wait until his contract [until 2025] expires.

Real Madrid believe this would help them convince Lille, who are requesting €50-60m, to lower their demand to around €35-40m.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side were initially willing to sign Yoro next summer before changing their plans after serious injuries to Éder Militão and David Alaba.

This will not please Manchester United, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain, who are aware that Yoro favours a move to Real Madrid.

Over at L’Equipe, they say Yoro is still the priority target for PSG, and their advisor, Luis Campos is leading their pursuit.

Campos has informed the player’s entourage that he will do everything possible to sign him.

This indicates Manchester United have to battle it out with PSG to secure Yoro’s services this summer. Real Madrid are waiting to find out if 34-year-old Nacho, who has a deal until June 30th, will accept their renewal offer.

Faced with the possibility of missing out on Yoro, L’Equipe say Campos has identified Feyenoord versatile defender Lutsharel Geertruida as one of the Frenchman’s alternatives.