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Liverpool ready to offer €100 million to sign key Real Madrid target



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While the summer transfer window of 2023 may still be a long way away, it is becoming clearer with each day that Jude Bellingham will spark a major battle for his signing.

The 19-year-old is seen as one of the most prodigious young midfielders in the game, having grown rapidly in stature since joining Borussia Dortmund two years ago.

Real Madrid have made the England international their priority target for the summer of 2023 as question marks linger over the continuity of Toni Kroos, who remains coy on his future with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

However, Los Blancos are facing serious competition from Premier League giants Liverpool, who are also intent on signing Bellingham in the summer window next year. So much so that, BILD is reporting that Jurgen Klopp’s side are ready to offer €100 million.

Liverpool have made a poor start to the season compared to their lofty standards and see the injection of fresh blood into an ageing midfield unit as a priority for next summer.

Bellingham, to that end, has emerged as Klopp’s top target, with the German tactician asking the club to splash a record sum of €100 million to secure the 19-year-old’s signing. The Reds are reportedly ready to go all-out to capture his services.

Borussia Dortmund, for their part, are aware that it might prove to be difficult to hold on to Bellingham given the interest in him. After all, the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea are also keen on the ex-Birmingham City wonderkid apart from Liverpool and Real Madrid.

The German giants, though, are determined to extract a premium fee for their star midfielder and will demand €150 million for his services.

Real Madrid, for their part, are believed to be laying the groundwork for a deal to sign Bellingham. But with Liverpool now ready to up the ante and shell out €100 million, Los Blancos will need to act swiftly if they wish to beat the competition for his signing.

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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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