It is no secret that Real Madrid are intent on signing Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window later this year.
The England international has been identified as the utmost priority for the summer by Los Blancos as they look to put a succession plan in place for Luka Modric, who is in the final phase of his career.
The Merengues have been facing competition from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City for Bellingham’s signing while Dortmund themselves will be reluctant to let go of their prized gem easily.
Real Madrid, however, believe that they have done everything in their power to beat the rest of the suitors in the race for the former Birmingham City starlet.
Reports have suggested that talks between Madrid and Dortmund could take place this month. However, the German club’s director, Sebastian Kehl, has confirmed that there are no offers that have arrived for Bellingham as of yet.
Speaking to Kicker, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kehl said: “There are no offers at all for Jude Bellingham as of now, nothing is decided.”
The former Dortmund star then insisted that the club will speak to Bellingham and his family regarding his situation, saying: “We will speak to Jude and his family, no pressure — there are absolutely no proposals.”
One of the best young midfielders in the game currently, Bellingham has been performing exceptionally since signing for Dortmund in 2020. The youngster showcased that he is ready for the biggest stage as he starred for England at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
It has convinced Los Blancos to make a huge investment in the 19-year-old. The midfielder, for his part, is understood to favour a move to Spain over a club in the Premier League.
Everyone involved will now hope to begin negotiations and finalise a deal to avoid any saga that runs for a long time.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.