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Borussia Dortmund starlet is Real Madrid’s priority target for next summer



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Real Madrid have their sights set on Jude Bellingham as their main transfer target for the next season, as per Rodrigo Faez (h/t MadridXtra). The reports have suggested that Madrid will look to strengthen its midfield next season with the star signing.

Los Blancos seem to already be done with their transfer targets for the summer of 2022 and have already set their sights forward to the 2023 transfer window, where they will look to buy England’s highly rated youngster, Bellingham.

The English midfielder has been linked with next to every top club in Europe, with it being apparent that the 19-year-old is definitely something special, having already made the England squad as one of their main midfielders.

Bellingham joined Borussia Dortmund in 2020 from Birmingham City after having a breakout first season at the club in the EFL Championship.

The player was soon touted as the next big thing for English football as the player racked up a following for his unique and rare combination of physicality, technique and talent.

Ever since his move to Dortmund, the player has been linked to several Premier League clubs as the teams look to bring England’s star back home. However, it now seems Los Blancos could try to spoil their plans of doing so.

Real Madrid have already signed two of the most hotly debated young midfielders in the world in the form of Aurélien Tchouaméni, this season, and Eduardo Camavinga, last season.

The club, if reports are to be believed, seem to feel the English midfielder could round their midfield off in all aspects and secure the future of their midfield as the old guard of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Casemiro take their leave.

However, with Liverpool also in hot pursuit of the youngster, Madrid will have to make some serious moves next summer in order to ward off any sort of threat from The Reds.

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Opponent watch: Chelsea defender injured during international break, doubt for Real Madrid clash



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In less than 20 days, Real Madrid will square off against Chelsea in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu. And ahead of the game, the Premier League club might have been dealt an injury setback.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Chelsea right-back Reece James has sustained an injury while away on national team duty with England and could now be a doubt for the match against Real Madrid.

James is a key member of the Chelsea squad but has had multiple injury problems in the recent past. Indeed, the 23-year-old has played just 12 Premier League matches this term, having had to deal with two knee injuries and a hamstring problem.

James played just five minutes for England during their 2-1 win over Italy earlier this week but has seemingly picked up some discomfort in his thigh during that game.

As a result, he was released from the national team camp earlier today and the young right-back is already on his way back to London.

The official report from the England national team indicated that the Chelsea ace had sustained a minor hamstring injury and was returning to his club as a precaution. However, Mundo Deportivo is stating that his availability for the game against Real Madrid is unclear at this point.

Los Blancos drew Chelsea for the quarter-finals and will host the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on April 12 before playing the second leg at Stamford Bridge a week later.

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