Man Utd Agree Yoro Deal in Principle with Lille

Manchester United have an agreement in principle with Lille for defender Leny Yoro.

The deal for Yoro, 18, is said to be worth €50m (£42.26m) and comes as United have seen their second bid for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite rejected.

One source claims Yoro wants to move to Real Madrid, but the Spanish side's offers thus far have fallen short of Lille's valuation.

The Ligue 1 club find themselves in a difficult situation because Yoro has one year left on his deal.

If he only wants a move to Real and Lille cannot agree a deal with the Champions League champions, he could yet stay at Lille and move for nothing next summer.

Yoro is into the final year of his Lille contract and can speak to clubs outside France from January.

United don't want to get embroiled in drawn-out sagas like in some previous transfer windows. They have a profile of player in mind for positions they want to strengthen and will have multiple players who fit that profile.