Real Madrid News
Real Madrid set to hold talks with AC Milan over sale of talented playmaker
The future of Brahim Diaz has become a hot topic at Real Madrid in recent months. With the youngster set to return to Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season, there have been conflicting reports across Europe, as far as his next destination is concerned.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid are set to hold talks with AC Milan over the future of Brahim Diaz. There is a clear desire from the player’s side to continue at AC Milan, following his successful two-year loan stint at San Siro.
In a recent media interaction, Diaz has even publicly hinted at his desire to stay at Milan. “I’m happy here at Milan. I feel very good at this club, then I don’t know what is going to happen. I kissed the badge because that’s what I felt at that moment,” he said (h/t Fabrizio Romano).
During his time at San Siro, Diaz has featured in 122 competitive matches, racking up 18 goals and 14 assists. His contributions have been a key factor in Milan’s success under Stefano Pioli in recent years.
In light of his success, Real Madrid reportedly wanted to keep hold of Diaz and make him a part of the first team next season. But amid the pursuit of Jude Bellingham, it appears the club have other ideas.
Earlier in the month, it was suggested Real Madrid would include Brahim Diaz as part of the deal to sign Bellingham. The playmaker was to be included in order to sweeten Borussia Dortmund’s hefty demands for the Englishman.
But Fabrizio confirms Diaz will not be included in the deal to sign Bellingham. A more definitive update on the playmaker’s future will be available only after Real Madrid’s proposed meeting with AC Milan officials.
Real Madrid News
Real Madrid reach agreement with Borussia Dortmund for Bellingham, medical to follow
In a huge development, David Ornstein of The Athletic is reporting that Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement over the transfer of midfield sensation Jude Bellingham.
The 19-year-old prodigy had become one of Los Blancos’ main priorities for the summer transfer window and the club had been working on a deal for him for months now.
And after seeing off competition from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, the Merengues managed to reach an agreement with Bellingham over personal terms last month.
Talks with Dortmund were put on hold until the Bundesliga season was over, but things have accelerated in recent times. Earlier this week, reports emerged claiming that positive talks had been held between the two clubs.
And now, Real Madrid have reached a total agreement with Dortmund for Bellingham’s signing. As per the report, the transfer fee for the teenage sensation will exceed €100 million, making it one of the most expensive operations in the history of both clubs.
The deal has not been signed yet, but it is considered only a mere formality at this point. Soon, the England international will undergo his medicals in the coming days as well before completing the transfer to Real Madrid.
Bellingham might not be the only Englishman to end up at the Spanish capital this summer as Los Blancos also have their sights set on a move for his national team captain, Harry Kane.
Indeed, the 29-year-old Tottenham Hotspur superstar is a primary target for Real Madrid as a replacement for Karim Benzema, who completed his transfer to Al Ittihad. The Merengues are understood to be preparing an €80 million offer for him, but it could fall short of Spurs’ valuation.