Didier Deschamps has confirmed that Ferland Mendy is set to join Real Madrid.
Lyon have remained quiet on the situation, as have Real Madrid and the player.
But there have been widespread reports of a medical taking place at Clairefontaine and a €50m deal.
Now Deschamps has seemingly let the cat out of the bag.
“Two years ago he was playing in the second division, now he is on the verge of joining Real Madrid,” Deschamps said.
“He has come on leaps and bounds, and he can play on both sides.”