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Real Madrid ‘obsessed’ with €150m target, see him as the perfect fit for the project



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Jude Bellingham’s name is at the top of the summer shopping list of several elite clubs across Europe, including Real Madrid.

The 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund sensation looks certain to leave Germany in the upcoming transfer window. And he has the choicest of clubs to pick from as Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester City are all gunning for his signing, with Manchester United also entering the race.

Amidst this, Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Zone), has provided an update on Real Madrid’s pursuit of the England international.

As per the transfer expert, Los Blancos are totally ‘obsessed’ with Bellingham.

The reigning champions of Spain and Europe are wary of going after players who did not fit the blueprint of the team, having had bad experiences with Luka Jovic in the recent past.

But, as per Romano, Real Madrid believe that Bellingham is the perfect fit for their project and are thus pushing to sign him up in the summer transfer window.

While Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are still going strong, the next season could potentially be their last at Real Madrid, provided they renew their contracts which expire this summer.

So, it only seems logical for Real Madrid to start preparing for the future. They have already added a few pieces to their midfield puzzle with the signings of Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni while Federico Valverde has grown into a key cog.

Bellingham’s capture is now seen as the final piece of the jigsaw to complete the transition in the middle of the park.

The transfer, however, could prove tricky as Borussia Dortmund have steep demands worth around €150 million for their prized asset.

Real Madrid, though, are understood to be reluctant to meet that valuation, which could leave the door open for the Premier League clubs to swoop in and take the former Birmingham City starlet away from the Merengues.

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Real Madrid defender set to return from injury by appearing for his national team



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In a positive update, Real Madrid defender David Alaba is set to return from his injury by making an appearance for the Austrian national team against Estonia later tonight, confirms Sergio Quirante.

Alaba has been out of action for over a month now, after picking up an injury during Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg tie against Liverpool at Anfield.

The Austrian international had been making progress in training at the club but was not ready in time for the Clasico against Barcelona on March 19.

Despite the injury, Alaba travelled to join the Austrian national team during the current international break.

And, according to the report from Sergio Quirante, the Real Madrid ace has good feelings after training with his national team. Having had several sessions under his belt now, the versatile defender is all set to make his return later tonight.

Austria will face off against Estonia in their second UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers Group F encounter later tonight and Alaba is in line to get some minutes against the minnows.

What remains to be seen is whether manager Ralf Rangnick opts to start the former Bayern Munich superstar on the night or introduces him as a substitute in the latter stages of the game.

Alaba’s imminent return will be good news for Real Madrid, who have a series of important matches coming up after the international break as they look to salvage their season.

Following the loss to Barcelona earlier this month, Carlo Ancelotti’s men are now 12 points off the top of the table in La Liga and are pretty much out of the equation to retain the title. They are also training the Catalans 1-0 in the Copa del Rey semi-finals while Chelsea await in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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