Lyon denies reaching agreement with Real Madrid for Ferland Mendy

Ferland Mendy is linked with a move to Real Madrid, but Lyon denied it had agreed a deal with the La Liga giant.

Ferland Mendy is linked with a EUR 50 million move to Real Madrid.   -  Getty Images

Lyon denied reports it had agreed a deal to sell defender Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid.

Mendy, a France international, is linked with a EUR 50 million move to the La Liga giant after two seasons with Lyon. However, the Ligue 1 outfit dismissed reports it had already reached an agreement with Madrid for the left-back.

"Olympique Lyonnais denies an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of international defender Ferland Mendy, contrary to what has been reported by some media outlets," the club wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

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Zinedine Zidane has already started a rebuild at Madrid after a poor 2018-19 season in which it finished third in La Liga and 19 points behind champion and rival Barcelona.

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