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Bellingham has not informed Dortmund about his decision yet amid Real Madrid rumours
According to recent reports, it was confirmed that Jude Bellingham has chosen Real Madrid as his next destination over the likes of several other interested parties such as Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea.
Madrid made Bellingham their primary target for the 2023 summer transfer window and want to wrap up his transfer by May. They will propose a five/six-year deal to him and his salary will be just below that of Thibaut Courtois and Vinicius Jr.
And while Borussia Dortmund have made their attempt to lock down the teenager for another season, at least, the player has rejected any advances from the Bundesliga leaders.
However, according to a report from BILD, he is yet to inform Dortmund about any decision regarding his future. That does not mean he has not made a final call regarding the same, though.
While Madrid have been in talks with Bellingham for a few months, now, they are yet to officially start talks with Dortmund regarding the move.
The negotiations will likely drag on for a while given the German outfit have reportedly slapped a €130-150 million price tag on Bellingham.
Former manager Harry Redknapp, who has coached both Bellingham and Luka Modric, chipped in with his opinion regarding any potential move, suggesting that Madrid will be the best destination for the English wonderkid.
“Modric is a great footballer, the way he plays and controls the game. I’ve heard from people close to Bellingham that he wants to go to Real Madrid. Playing alongside Modric will help his game,” he said.
It is becoming increasingly clear that Madrid are the front-runners in the pursuit for Bellingham, but they will have to fend off Man City, at least, until the signing if all but official.
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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.