Real Madrid to put £44m Ferland Mendy through second medical as Lyon eye Celtic star


REAL MADRID are set to put Lyon ace Ferland Mendy through a second medical, it has been claimed.

A €50m (£44m) deal has been agreed between the two clubs for the left-back, who is set to challenge Marcelo for a place in Zinedine Zidane’s team.

According to MARCA, Mendy has already been put through an initial medical by club doctors.

But Real Madrid chiefs are reportedly concerned about a hip problem which has troubled the 23-year-old in the past.

And it is claimed Mendy will undergo further tests to clear up any doubts over his hip.

Mendy, who has two caps for France, has made 79 appearances for Lyon since joining from Le Havre in 2017.

The arrival of Mendy will have knock-on consequences to the Real Madrid squad.

Sergio Reguilon is set to leave the Bernabeu on loan, despite enjoying a breakthrough campaign.

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Reguilon, 22, made 22 appearances in all competitions for Los Blancos.

Theo Hernandez is also likely to be shown the door.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with Real Sociedad but managed just 26 starts in all competitions.

Lyon are reportedly interested in replacing Mendy with Celtic star Kieran Tierney.

According to Soccer Link, the Scotland international is on a list of potential replacements including Everton’s Lucas Digne and Youssouf Kone of Lille.

Tierney managed 40 appearances for Celtic this term, despite enduring an injury-hit campaign.

He is under contract at Celtic until the summer of 2023.

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