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Real Madrid priority target will be sold in the summer for a fee of €120 million – report
It is no secret that Real Madrid are pushing hard to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window of this year.
The 19-year-old has established himself as one of the finest young midfielders in Europe and that status was further reaffirmed after his performances at the FIFA World Cup 2022 for the England national team.
Real Madrid have been hot on the trails of Bellingham for a long time now and have been working hard for his signing.
Los Blancos are facing stiff competition in pursuit of the former Birmingham City starlet, although recent reports suggest that Liverpool have decided to look at cheaper alternatives, clearing the way for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Now, transfer insider Jan Aage Fjortoft is reporting that he has been told by a source that Borussia Dortmund have accepted that Bellingham will leave in the summer and are ready to sell the midfield prodigy for a sum of €120 million.
Fjortoft also states that the Black and Yellows do not intend to part ways with Bellingham this month but an offer of around €150 million could tempt them to consider a sale in January.
Real Madrid, for their part, are unlikely to sign any players in the winter, as confirmed by manager Ancelotti recently. So, any move for Bellingham would only take place in the summer, although talks over a transfer are expected to be initiated this month.
Recent reports had suggested that Dortmund would be demanding a total package of €140 million for their prized asset.
But as per the information from Fjortoft’s insider, the Bundesliga giants would be open to accepting a lower sum of €120 million for Bellingham in the summer, which will be seen as a boost by the Merengues.
With Toni Kroos mulling retirement and Luka Modric in the final phase of his career, it is imperative for Real Madrid to sign Bellingham. And based on recent reports, it seems like the Spanish capital club could be closing in on the capture of the England star.
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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.
After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.
The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.
A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.
Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.
But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.
At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.
However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.
For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.