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Dortmund sporting director refuses to comment on Bellingham to Madrid rumours



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The Spanish news media has been flooded by news of Jude Bellingham reportedly reaching agreement with Real Madrid over a potential move to Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Subsequent reports claim Real Madrid are also close to reaching an agreement with all parties that may settle Bellingham’s future at the Bernabeu once and for all. It would be quite a milestone for Los Blancos, as they look to build a solid foundation for the future.

However, in the midst of ongoing rumours, Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl was recently asked about the future of Bellingham.

But Kehl refused to talk about the Englishman, citing that the team is purely focused on winning the Bundesliga title this season.

“We want to become champions here in Bundesliga, it’s out total priority. We’re subordinating everything else to that right now”, Kehl told Sky Sports (h/t Fabrizio Romano).

Kehl’s comments are hardly surprising as Dortmund are closer than ever to beating Bayern Munich to the league title. The Black and Yellows are currently trailing the Bavarians by just one point, with four matches left to be played.

That means any slip-up on Bayern Munich’s part could allow Dortmund to get on top and possibly seal the league title by the season’s end. One would argue even Bellingham would be focused on helping his team seal the title, rather than being enthused about his future.

Real Madrid, for their part, are set to closely monitor the Englishman’s situation. Everything suggests the Spanish giants have his signature sealed, despite interest from Manchester City and Liverpool, among other top clubs across Europe.

It is now up to the club to finalise the deal and officiate the transfer. Whether or not it will be done before the end of the season remains to be seen.

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Real Madrid plan to hold talks with Chelsea over €60 million-rated German international



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Kai Havertz has emerged as the latest target for Real Madrid as they look to beef up the attacking unit ahead of the new season.

The club are bracing themselves for the loss of Marco Asensio, who is reportedly closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Even Dani Ceballos is facing an uncertain future at Santiago Bernabeu, though the club are making a last-gasp effort to keep hold of the midfielder.

In order to mitigate the losses, Real Madrid are planning to bring in a new attacker, with Havertz emerging as a potential candidate.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid’s plan is to hold talks with Chelsea in the next few weeks, over the possibility of Havertz’s move to the Bernabeu.

The Premier League giants seek good money for the German international, but do not consider him ‘untouchable’. The player, after all, has endured a difficult season, where his productivity has been questioned.

The former Bayer Leverkusen starlet has netted seven goals in the Premier League this past season, but the number could have easily breached the 15 mark if the forward had successfully converted most of his chances.

Chelsea, therefore, are ready to offload the German ahead of the new season. The Blues had signed the young playmaker in the summer of 2020, for an astounding €80 million. But the move has not paid off at all, with the player scoring just 32 goals in 139 appearances.

Chelsea are now keen on recouping some of that investment by asking big money for Havertz this summer. Real Madrid, for their part, are not exactly clear how much they should spend on the German, but they appear ready to take the gamble on the player.

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