Real Madrid will sign France international left-back Ferland Mendy from Lyon for around €55 million next week, a source has told ESPN FC.
Mendy, 23, has been identified by Zinedine Zidane as the team's future left-back, with the Bernabeu outfit having sealed the deal ahead of other reported suitors including Juventus and Manchester United.
Scouting spotlight looks at a possible replacement for Laurent Koscielny at Arsenal, a Lyon full-back tipped to become successor to Jordi Alba at Barcelona and a Sevilla defender reportedly interesting Jose Mourinho.
Abdou Diallo -- Mainz
A product of Monaco's youth academy, Diallo joined Mainz for around €5 million last summer. He has settled quickly in Germany, helping his new club maintain their Bundesliga status with a string of impressive performances.