Spanish and European champions Real Madrid are open to selling left-back Ferland Mendy to Manchester United this summer, according to a report on Spanish media outlet AS via Sports Mole.
Manchester United have been told the Red Devils can sign the left-back for €50million this summer after he helped them win the Spanish La Liga and Champions League.
Premier League rivals Chelsea are also reportedly interested in signing the 27 year old Real Madrid left-back.
Mendy joined Real Madrid from Lyon in July 2019 and has since endured a mixed bag of a stint with Los Blancos.
While the 27-year-old has garnered a lot of success in the Spanish capital, he has also had some fitness issues, particularly in the 2021/22 season.
Following the arrival of Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea on a free transfer, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti reportedly wants Rudiger and Eder Militao to be his first-choice centre-back pairing.
David Alaba, who played at centre-back with Militao last season, will be shifted to left-back where he has spent the majority of his professional career.
Despite losing left-back Marcelo this summer, Real Madrid are still open to selling Mendy as they reportedly need to trim their wage budget.
Mendy has turned out 105 times for Real Madrid since joining from Lyon, chipping in with five goals and nine assists.
He played an important role in Real Madrid’s 2021-22 La Liga title-winning campaign, featuring on 22 occasions, contributing two goals and two assists.
Signing Mendy appeals to Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag after Luke Shaw and Alex Telles struggled for form last season.
Mendy still has three years left to run on his Real contract, having penned a six-year deal with the Spanish side upon his arrival from Lyon in July 2019.
Meanwhile, Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda has given an update on Mendy’s Real Madrid future.
Speaking on El Chiringuito, Inda said: “Real Madrid wants to sell the player.
“The footballer has asked for a salary increase and Madrid does not want to give it to him under any circumstances. He asks for €5.5 million net per season.
“Madrid has told him no and that if he wants to earn that he will have to look elsewhere. Madrid has told him to bring a €50m offer.”
Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are also interested in the player.