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English midfielder interested in joining Real Madrid as the ‘next step in his career’

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According to journalist Jorge C Picon on Bernabeu Digital, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham is interested in signing for Real Madrid next summer as he sees the move as the ideal next step in his career.

Bellingham is set to spark a major transfer war in the upcoming summer window. The 19-year-old is on the radars of several European heavyweights, with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all credited with an interest.

Real Madrid have also been long-term admirers of the England international and are planning to open ‘serious talks’ with Dortmund for the signing of the midfielder next year.

Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are both in the final year of their respective contracts and there is a strong feeling that the latter could decide to retire when his deal runs out.

Hence, Los Blancos have made it a priority to sign a new midfielder, and Bellingham is believed to be at the top of their list. And Jorge C Picon is now reporting that the 19-year-old himself would look at a move to the Santiago Bernabeu favourably.

The journalist states that Bellingham sees a potential transfer to Real Madrid as a ‘spectacular next step’ in his career. He further adds that Los Merengues will make a move for the 19-year-old ace in the summer.

However, signing Bellingham could be tricky as he has a contract with Dortmund until the summer of 2025, with the deal not having any release clause embedded in it either.

So, the Bundesliga outfit will have a strong negotiating position and could demand a significant sum in exchange for Bellingham. However, Real Madrid have a good relationship with the Black and Yellows and could use it to drive the asking price down.

What seems certain at this point is that Real Madrid are intent on Bellingham and the interest is seemingly being reciprocated by the former Birmingham City starlet.

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PSG defender could follow Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2025

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As PSG brace for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, it is set to mark a before and after in the history of the French club.

All signs point towards the 25-year-old superstar signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, with an agreement between the two parties getting closer.

And, it may so happen that another PSG star might follow Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, albeit a year later in 2025.

Hakimi could return to Real Madrid

Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Achraf Hakimi could opt to leave PSG in the summer of 2025 and Real Madrid would be a likely destination for the Moroccan right-back.

Hakimi, a former Real Madrid academy graduate, has enjoyed success in Paris since joining them from Inter Milan.

However, the Moroccan international will enter the final year of his contract in 2025, with the deal expiring in 2026. And, both the player and the club could opt to part ways then if a new contract is not agreed upon.

And a return to Real Madrid could be on the cards for Hakimi. He is a player very well considered by Carlo Ancelotti.

The ex-Inter Milan man would also come to reinforce the right-back position, which currently has Dani Carvajal and Lucas Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but could be offered a one-year extension.

Furthermore, Hakimi would be keen to return to the Spanish capital and would even be willing to reduce his current salary, which is over €10 million net. The lure of playing with Mbappe, one of his closest friends, will also be a major appealing factor.

As for Real Madrid, they need to soon find a long-term heir to Carvajal and a player like Hakimi, entering his prime years and familiar with the club could prove to be a shrewd signing.

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