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Borussia Dortmund set €150 million asking price for Jude Bellingham – German sources

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According to Sky Sport Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are demanding €150 million for their star midfielder Jude Bellingham.

Bellingham, arguably one of the hottest prospects in the transfer market, has made it to the list of almost every top club across the continent. This includes Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Manchester City.

At this moment, however, there is no clarity from the player’s end. Given the interest he has generated, it is all but certain that the 2022/23 season is going to be his final campaign in Dortmund’s iconic yellow and black colours.

So in all fairness, the fight will come down to an exciting bidding war, meaning that whoever matches Dortmund’s aforementioned valuation of €150 million will win the race.

As far as Real Madrid are concerned, it is an unspoken truth that the team are desperate to find capable replacements for both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. 

The Croatian, who reportedly wants to play another season with Real Madrid, is already in his twilight years, while the World Cup-winning German is most likely to retire either this summer or the next.

Despite the tough situation at hand, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti recently decided to stick with his own roster, saying that the players he has at the moment are more than enough. When asked about the possibility of signing Bellingham, the manager said,

“Bellingham has shown in the World Cup that he is a great midfielder, but there are many youngsters who are performing well: Enzo Fernandez, Pedri and Gavi. I’ll stick with my midfielders, Tchouameni, Camavinga, and Valverde,” said the manager.

As for Dortmund, they seem to have accepted the fact that Bellingham’s departure is imminent and to tackle the upcoming hustle, the team want the player to make an early decision so that they can plan accordingly. This means that the next few weeks will be crucial.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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