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Liverpool priced out of a move for €150 million Real Madrid target – report

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Liverpool’s pursuit of Jude Bellingham has been well-documented lately. The Premier League giants have been closely monitoring the development of the Borussia Dortmund starlet over the past few years.

They have identified him as the ideal man to lead the Liverpool midfield in the years to come, as players such as Jordan Henderson and Fabinho enter the final stages of their respective careers.

However, according to a report from Daily Mirror (h/t Madrid Zone), Liverpool are slowly losing grip on the pursuit of Bellingham. In fact, it appears they have been priced out of a move for the Englishman, who is expected to cost a fortune next summer.

This could serve as a major boost for Real Madrid. The reigning European champions are considered to be frontrunners in the race to sign Bellingham and with Liverpool out of the chase, the road is now clear for Los Blancos to secure the services of the youngster next season.

Borussia Dortmund, for their part, are expected to hold a meeting with the player’s entourage in the near future. They are expected to make one last attempt to convince the midfielder to remain at Signal Iduna Park, but the internal members of the club are certain that he may leave at the end of the season.

With that in mind, Dortmund might be looking for a figure in the region of €150 million. It has proven to be too expensive for Liverpool, who, as per the report, are looking for alternatives in the market.

Portuguese international Matheus Nunes has emerged as one such option for the Reds, in their bid to shore up the ranks in the middle of the park. But as far as Bellingham is concerned, all roads lead to the Spanish capital for the talented Englishman.

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  1. M.E Leboko

    January 3, 2023 at 1:31 am

    Real Madrid has to take their step of signing players urgently for there are lot of obstacles developing to mar their intentions.Whenever they decide for a player the scramble arise in form of competing to sign or having interests in the same player Real is keeping an eye on.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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