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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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Real Madrid held talks with Thomas Tuchel before he signed for Bayern Munich



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Before he was hired by Bayern Munich as the direct replacement for Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel was closely linked with a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

The German tactician had kept a close eye on the development at Santiago Bernabeu, especially with coach Carlo Ancelotti facing immense pressure following the club’s poor performances in domestic competitions.

A recent report from Jorge Picon has offered more details on the Tuchel saga, suggesting that the coach was even learning Spanish during his time at Ibiza, anticipating a potential move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

There were even contacts made between Tuchel’s entourage and Real Madrid. Although the talks were positive, the two sides were not able to reach an agreement.

Real Madrid did not guarantee him the job. They had informed Tuchel that Ancelotti may continue at the Bernabeu in the event the club win the UEFA Champions League this season.

This bit of uncertainty played a critical role in convincing Tuchel to join Bayern Munich instead. The former Chelsea boss was hired as a direct replacement for Nagelsmann, who was sacked after a poor season in the Bundesliga by the club’s high standards.

However, Tuchel’s move to Bayern appears to be a missed opportunity on the German’s part, as Real Madrid have recently intensified their search for a new manager.

It is clear that the club’s hierarchy is yet to reach a consensus over the future of Ancelotti, with some believing that a change is necessary come the end of the season. In fact, the club’s president Florentino Perez has been an admirer of Tuchel’s compatriot Nagelsmann.

The coaching prodigy is one of the candidates to replace Ancelotti in the summer, though it is Mauricio Pochettion who is reportedly leading the race so far.

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