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Liverpool leading Real Madrid in the race for €150 million-rated English international



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A recent report from ESPN has offered an update on the future of Jude Bellingham. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is currently the hottest prospect in Europe, with multiple clubs interested in his services.

Real Madrid are among the teams hoping to secure the services of Bellingham in the coming summer, but as per the report, they are set to face stiff competition from Liverpool.

The Premier League giants are even said to be ahead in the race as they are forming a close relationship with the player’s environment. The overall deal to take him to Anfield is also said to be advancing well, which has put Liverpool in pole position to secure his services.

Dortmund are expected to consider a sale of Bellingham in the upcoming January transfer window, or more likely, the 2023 summer transfer window. They were said to be valuing the player at around €100 million, but the figure could now rise up to €150 million.

However, all is not lost for Real Madrid just yet, as far as their pursuit of Bellingham is concerned. The Spanish giants have the financial means to pull off the deal, but more importantly, they can offer far better sporting prospects to the youngster.

Indeed, the Whites are the current champions of Europe and could lure the Englishman with the opportunity to become the long-term replacement for Luka Modric.

Liverpool, in contrast, have endured a disastrous start to the campaign and may not even qualify for the Champions League next season.

With that in mind, Real Madrid have an excellent chance of competing for Bellingham next summer, especially if they can conjure up the money for the English international.

Other clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United also remain in the picture for the 19-year-old English midfielder’s signing and it could make for a tense battle for his services come next summer.

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Ancelotti could renew contract with Real Madrid if he wins the Champions League – report



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The continuity of Carlo Ancelotti hinges on several factors and journalist Mario Cortegana, while writing for The Athletic, has confirmed that if Real Madrid do not sack him at the end of the season, the Italian will continue to serve the team at least until his current contract, which runs until 2024.

Furthermore, the report also states that Ancelotti could even be handed a contract extension if he leads the team to the UEFA Champions League triumph once again.

It is more than evident that Ancelotti’s Real Madrid future is far from certain. Ever since the managerial role at the Brazilian national team opened up, the 63-year-old is being pursued by the South American team.

Cortegana writes that even though Ancelotti is quite happy at Real Madrid, there remains a possibility that he will, indeed, accept the Brazil role if he were to leave the Spanish capital city as he sees this job as an appealing end to his managerial career.

At Real Madrid, he knows that he will have to keep winning trophies and this season, the La Liga honour is more or less lost. But with the possibility of winning the UEFA Champions League still open, Cortegana has reported that if the Italian does, in fact, succeed at winning the European crown, he might end up renewing his deal with the team.

At the moment, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is trying to keep a respectful distance, but there is absolutely no denying the fact that they have made him their absolute priority. 

“Ancelotti is not only the players’ favourite but it seems the fans’ too,” said CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues about Ancelotti.

“Everywhere I go in Brazil, in every stadium, he is the first name the supporters ask me about. They talk about him in a very affectionate way, in recognition of the exemplary work he has done in his career,” he added.

Ancelotti is aware that Brazil want him and Brazil know Ancelotti is ready to join, but everything hinges on what happens with Real Madrid this season.

If they end up winning the Champions League or even if Madrid decided to stick with him until his contract expires [2024], Brazil will be forced to look for alternatives. If not, one can expect the Italian to be the new head coach of the Seleçao.

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