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Man Utd actively pursuing Lille wonderkid Leny Yoro in addition to Joshua Zirkzee & Matthijs de Ligt

Manchester United are actively pursuing Lille wonderkid Leny Yoro this summer, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.

The Red Devils are aiming to strengthen their central defensive department and Matthijs de Ligt has recently emerged as the priority target.

Ornstein has now revealed that United are working on deals to sign Joshua Zirkzee and De Ligt from Bologna and Bayern Munich respectively.

In addition, the Red Devils are actively pursuing Lille centre-back Yoro, though Real Madrid are considered favourites to sign the 18-year-old.

United remain in transfer battle for Yoro

De Ligt has already given the green light for a transfer and United are currently aiming to negotiate a suitable fee with Bayern to secure his signature.

However, the club are still in the transfer market for another young centre-back. Yoro is considered a ‘unique market opportunity‘, but it won’t be easy to sign him.

Yoro is expected to leave Lille with his contract expiring in June next year. However, he seems insistent about joining Real Madrid amid interest from elsewhere.

Los Blancos are only willing to pay £34m and believe they could sign him for even less.

On the other hand, Lille are looking for around £59m to part ways with the teenager. United are reportedly willing to meet the demands of Les Dogues.

In our view, the Red Devils could play the waiting game for Yoro, who was described as ‘very ambitious‘ by former Lille head coach Paulo Fonseca last season.

If there is a change of stance from the youngster, they could grab the opportunity to sign him.