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Real Madrid set to meet Dortmund this month to finalise Bellingham transfer – Romano



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In a huge update, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Jude Bellingham has indeed agreed personal terms with Real Madrid ahead of a summer transfer. The Merengues are now set to meet with Borussia Dortmund this month to finalise his signing.

Over the past week, the chatter around Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid has picked up pace and if widespread reports are to be believed, the transfer is edging closer by the day.

Romano had previously reported that the midfielder was close to agreeing a five-year contract with Real Madrid and is now stating that an agreement over personal terms is already in place.

And the reigning champions of Spain and Europe will meet with Dortmund officials to negotiate a transfer fee and finalise the operation at the earliest possible.

The meeting is likely to take place this month, potentially after the Bundesliga title is decided as Dortmund are involved in the race and Real Madrid do not want to disrespect them and cause any sort of instability.

It has previously been suggested that Borussia Dortmund will demand a fixed transfer fee of €120 million for Bellingham plus add-ons which could take the operation’s total worth to €150 million.

However, as per the update from Romano, sources close to the negotiations believe that the right price for the deal would be €120-130 million, with add-ons included.

As for Bellingham, the player is said to be very happy with the contract offer made by Real Madrid, while he is also extremely pleased at the prospect of joining a historic club like the Merengues.

The 19-year-old was also targeted by Manchester City this summer, but the Premier League champions are aware that he has now reached an agreement with the La Liga champions.

Juni Calafat, once again, is said to have played a key role in negotiations just like he did with the signings of Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes, and Endrick in the past.

With a meeting between the two clubs set to take place later this month, one can expect Real Madrid to tie up the deal and possibly make an announcement next month, possibly after the UEFA Champions League final, should they make it through.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club



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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

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Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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