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Dortmund confident of getting €100-150 million fee for Bellingham amidst Real Madrid links
The biggest transfer saga of the upcoming summer transfer window is set to be that of Jude Bellingham, and it is no surprise that Real Madrid are involved in the scene.
Los Blancos have held a well-known interest in the player for several months and are said to be ready to splash the cash on their next generational midfielder.
Florian Plettenberg reports that Borussia Dortmund are confident that they can fetchr a fee between €100 to €150 million for his signing this summer.
Real Madrid and Liverpool are pushing hard for his signature, the latter slightly more than their Spanish counterparts. Meanwhile, Manchester United are almost ruled out of the race.
Recently, it was said that the upper limit Real Madrid were willing to stretch for the youngster was €100 million – the amount (including add-ons) they shelled out for Aurelien Tchouameni’s services last summer.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s serious interest in the player could force them into a higher bid in the coming days. Furthermore, Bellingham’s starring performances at the FIFA World Cup 2022 is driving his price higher up.
The plan in Madrid is to combine Bellingham in midfield with Aurelien Tchouameni and Federico Valverde and thus boast of one of the world’s strongest midfield trios in a few years. Given that the team is already well stacked in the final third, his arrival would almost complete the next team of the next generation.
In the Bundesliga alone this season, the English international has three goals and two assists to his name and a further five goal contributions in the UEFA Champions League.
Further, he became the youngest captain to score in a UCL game earlier this season with the yellow-and-black outfit. He now has a goal and an assist at the World Cup for England, at the age of just 19 years.
With his valuation getting steeper by the day, Real Madrid are having some reservations about a move and are looking at other possible options in the market, with SL Benfica’s Argentine ace Enzo Fernandez being one such alternative.
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Turkish giants to go all-out to sign Real Madrid outcast – report
There is no way back for Eden Hazard at Real Madrid. The Belgian international has not given the management any reason to have faith in his abilities over his past four seasons at the club and is unsurprisingly the most important departure for the Merengues in the summer.
Hazard has one more year on his contract in Madrid. However, it is clear that Carlo Ancelotti does not trust him and that any potential replacement manager in the summer will echo his stance.
According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Fenerbahce are willing to go all out to sign Hazard this summer. The Turkish side have made the former Chelsea their prime target, yet face a steep task ahead of them.
The 32-year-old is hellbent on seeing out his contract with Los Blancos despite seeing his career sink right before his eyes. It thus becomes complicated for the party to lure away the forward, especially in a competition outside Europe’s top five leagues.
Fenerbahce attempted to sign the winger in the recently concluded winter transfer market. They reached an agreement with Real Madrid but failed to get over the line as they could not convince the player of the move.
The biggest obstacle for the Turkish side will be convincing Hazard to make the move by letting go of his lucrative contract in Madrid. The chances are slim, but not impossible.
Hazard has made just three league appearances and one start for Ancelotti’s side this season in La Liga, a steep fall from last season’s 18 and seven respectively.
His last appearance for the team came back in January when Real Madrid faced Cacereno in the Copa del Rey. In La Liga however, he last played in September 2022 in a 4-1 win over Mallorca.