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Dortmund director insists no bids have arrived for Real Madrid target Bellingham
Speaking to The Athletic (via Fabrizio Romano), Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl has insisted that they have not received any bids for Real Madrid transfer target Jude Bellingham.
The 19-year-old midfield sensation is the top priority for the Merengues heading into the summer transfer window. And, as per multiple reliable reports, personal terms have been agreed with the Englishman.
It had been reported that Real Madrid were preparing a formal offer for Bellingham, but it seems like they are yet to send it to Borussia Dortmund as of yet.
“In terms of bids, there’s still nothing on the table. There are rumours, but there’s nothing on the table,” Kehl said.
Building on that, Romano adds that Real Madrid’s plan was always to table an official bid next week as they do not wish to disrespect Dortmund by causing any distractions amidst their Bundesliga title pursuit.
At the moment, the Black and Yellows are sitting atop the Bundesliga standings, two points clear of champions Bayern Munich. With one game left to be played in the season, a win against Mainz this weekend would crown them the champions of Germany.
And, it would certainly be a nice way for Bellingham to end his time at Signal Iduna Park.
The England international has netted 14 goals and set up seven more from 42 games in all competitions this season, playing a vital role for Dortmund. And he will be hoping to add to his tally over the weekend to lead his club to the title.
Once the Bundesliga campaign is wrapped up, Real Madrid could step up their final approach to sign the former Birmingham City ace.
Even though Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are set to renew for one more season, it has become clear that the Merengues could use some fresh blood in the centre of the park. And Bellingham will provide just that.
It is believed that Bellingham would be signing a six-year contract until 2029 with Real Madrid and would be one of the top earners at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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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.