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Real Madrid set to meet Dortmund this month to finalise Bellingham transfer – Romano
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 winger has two future destinations on table for next season
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.