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Just in: Liverpool submit opening offer for €150 million Real Madrid target
A week after reports emerged that Jude Bellingham could soon make a decision on his future at Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool have made an offer for the English international, in their bid to lure the player to Anfield.
The report was initially made by Caught Offside, but it has now been confirmed by Jan Aage Fjortoft, who has a series of Bundesliga contacts due to his close proximity to the German top division.
The initial report claimed that Liverpool had made an offer of around €90 million for the services of Bellingham at the end of the season. The Reds appear quite certain that the midfielder will leave Dortmund in the summer, despite the club’s bumper €12 million renewal offer.
Liverpool are not the only interested party to have made a move on Bellingham this week. Even PSG have made initial contacts in their bid to sign the Englishman, who has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in the transfer market.
Real Madrid, too, are in the fray, but the Spanish giants have appeared quite reluctant in meeting Bellingham’s high valuation. Some even believe that the midfielder could cost in excess of €150 million, in which case Liverpool are likely to have their offer turned down by Dortmund.
Real Madrid, therefore, have reportedly cooled their pursuit of the player. But it will not be surprising to see the Spanish champions work behind the scenes to engineer a move for Bellingham.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has an excellent relationship with Dortmund boss Hans Joachim Watzke and the two clubs have facilitated many deals in the past. But whether or not that relationship will be enough to get the deal over the line remains to be seen.
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Real Madrid’s interest in €70 million-rated left-back is ‘serious’ – report
Even though Fran Garcia will be arriving to bolster the left-back slot, MARCA (h/t Madrid Xtra) is reporting that Real Madrid’s interest in Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies is ‘serious’.
The left-back position emerged as a major issue for Real Madrid during the 2022/23 season as Ferland Mendy spent a large chunk of the campaign out injured. With David Alaba reluctant to reprise the role, manager Carlo Ancelotti had to turn to Nacho and Eduardo Camavinga as options.
Heading into the new season, Real Madrid wish to address this issue. The plan is to offload Ferland Mendy or even possibly use him as a makeweight in the Harry Kane operation.
And, Davies is being targeted to replace the Frenchman. The Canadian international, whose current market value is €70 million, has developed into one of the most reliable left-backs in Europe during his time at Bayern Munich.
Despite having had to deal with injuries, Davies finished the 2022/23 season with a return of three goals and eight assists from 38 matches across all competitions.
The possibility of the 22-year-old pairing up with Vinicius Jr on Real Madrid’s left flank does seem very appealing. And, that is why, Los Blancos are understood to be willing to pay what it takes to sign the Bayern Munich star.
However, the Bavarians have no interest in selling Davies at this moment. He still has two years left on his contract with the German champions which does give them an upper hand.
But if Davies decides not to hold talks over a renewal and pushes for an exit, it could open the door for a possible move from Real Madrid. Even then, Bayern Munich could hold for a steep asking price, but the Merengues could be willing to go the extra mile in their efforts to sign Davies.