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Monday June 10 2019
Real Madrid to sign Lyon defender Ferland Mendy this week

Real Madrid will complete the signing of Lyon defender Ferland Mendy this week once he returns from international duty, report Marca.

It has been reported that the two clubs have agreed a deal which, including add-ons, is in the region of €55m.

However, there has reportedly been concern from Madrid surrounding a hip injury to the player, meaning he will undergo a second medical examination this week.

Los Blancos are keen to find out the extent of a hip injury the player has complained about in recent months and are keen for Mendy to take a second medical so they can compile more information.

The 23-year-old has made 79 appearances for the French club since his 2017 move from Le Havre and has been called-up to the France national team, while he has also been linked to Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

Mendy, who has dual nationality with Senegal, has received comparisons with current Madrid full-back Marcelo, whom Zinedine Zidane reportedly wants to provide competition too.

Sergio Reguilon may be loaned out by Los Blancos this summer while it does not appear that Theo Hernandez - on loan at Real Sociedad - has a long-term future in Madrid.

It is thought that the strong relationship between Madrid and Lyon will eventually see the transfer go through at some point in the next month.

“Honestly, I do not have a dream club…today, I'm at Olympique Lyonnais, I'm fine here,” Mendy told Telefoot back in November.

“I'm thinking about completing the season here with the club, with my team-mates and giving everything until the end of the year.

“If something happens, something happens, but I do not really think about it.”

Football Italia website