Real Madrid 'give instruction' to Leny Yoro over Liverpool move after transfer hint

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Highly-rated Lille defender Leny Yoro was in attendance at Wembley at the weekend as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund to win the Champions League.

The 18-year-old has been linked with a mega-money away from the Ligue 1 side this summer with Liverpool and Manchester United two Premier League sides reported to be interested in the defender. However, according to the French publication FootMercato, Madrid are confident of fending off interest from the Premier League to land Yoro and even asked him to "stay calm, be patient and wait" for club chiefs to strike a deal with Lille.

The France under-23 international has 12 months remaining on his current deal with Lille and on Saturday was in attendance at Wembley to watch the Spaniards beat Dortmund 2-0 to win the Champions League.

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In April, Lille manager Paulo Fonseca admitted he was certain Yoro would be playing for one of the "best clubs" in Europe.

“I believe Leny in the next year will be at one of the best clubs in Europe," said Fonseca. “He started here at 16 with us. He is very ambitious but very disciplined.

“He grew a lot but he is a kid with a big maturity, with big quality. He’s very focused, very concentrated, he wants to learn every day and I have no doubt in modern football he will be one of the best central defenders in the world.”