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Real Madrid CEO traveling to Germany to negotiate with Dortmund for Bellingham



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Real Madrid have done half the job surrounding Jude Bellingham’s transfer. The defending European champions have the English star as their top target for the June transfer window and are best placed to sign him after the player chose them over the other options on his table.

The missing piece to the puzzle now is the agreement with Borussia Dortmund. According to reports from BILD (h/t The Madrid Zone), Los Blancos are acting swiftly on that front.

According to the German outlet, Real Madrid’s CEO and Chief Negotiator Jose Angel Sanchez is set to land in Dortmund very soon to discuss terms with the German club. Legal advisor Javier Lopez-Farre accompanies him to ease the discussions.

The 19-year-old midfielder has his heart set on a move to Madrid. Earlier this week, reports stated that he even rejected Dortmund’s renewal offer worth €14 million per season to force a move out of the club in June.

One would expect the negotiations to be fairly simple, given Bellingham’s desire to join Real Madrid. However, ups and downs are expected in the talks between the two clubs, especially considering the difference in their valuations of the player.

Dortmund are hopeful of getting upwards of €120 million from the sale of their young protege, but that number is seen as steep by the offices at Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid would be willing to offer €100-120 million for Bellingham and an agreement will depend on whether the clubs can agree on a number.

The 19-year-old has scored seven goals and provided four assists in the Bundesliga this season, and it is no surprise that Real Madrid see him as one to stay in the long term.

With Toni Kroos and Luka Modric both agreeing to renew their contracts, Carlo Ancelotti has no shortage of options in midfield for next season. However, the veterans’ renewal will reportedly have no bearing on Real Madrid’s pursuit of the English talent.

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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season



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Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.

Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.

According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.

Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.

After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.

Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.

The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.

However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.

Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.

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