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Liverpool favourites to sign €150 million Real Madrid target, talks more advanced – report

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According to BILD’s Christian Falk, Liverpool are currently leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham and are more advanced in talks related to the player than Real Madrid.

Bellingham, 19, has caused a massive stir across Europe with his scintillating displays at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. His demand has risen to an extent that even Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi did not shy away from admitting that his team wants the midfielder too.

“Everybody wants him, I’m not going to hide it. He’s at his club, and (we have) respect, so if we want to talk to him we’ll talk to the club first,” the PSG president said.

As it turns out, though, Falk has said that Bellingham and his family are preferring a move to Liverpool instead, which could come as a huge blow to Real Madrid as they continue to look for a midfielder for the 2023-24 season.

As reported before, Bellingham’s market price is increasing after each game he plays for his national team at the world event. So as of today, any team that wants to acquire his services will have to reportedly shell out €150 million and this is something the Madrid management is totally against.

The Merengues are of the idea that spending the aforementioned amount for a player in a single transfer window could jeopardise the economic stability of the club, meaning that the team has more or less admitted that they are virtually out of the race anyway.

It must be noted that Bellingham’s ongoing deal with Dortmund runs until 2025 and the 19-year-old is expected to leave at the end of the current season.

But as far as his links with Real Madrid are concerned, the team from the Spanish capital city is awaiting for the player’s decision as it could be the only way they can land him for a fee lower than the €150 million figure being mentioned.

As things stand, though, talks with Liverpool are more advanced than with Real Madrid, with Bellingham’s family also leaning towards him moving back to England.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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