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Real Madrid to go all out for 19-year-old England star as long-term midfield solution

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Ahead of the summer transfer window, Real Madrid were heavily tipped to make a superstar signing. Kylian Mbappe was the player most heavily linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu until he suddenly decided to renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

The PSG player’s decision to snub Los Blancos have not derailed their ambitions of signing a rising superstar.

According to reports from Estadio Deportivo, Real Madrid consider Jude Bellingham as the next missing piece in their puzzle. He is seen as a long-term ‘creative midfielder’ by the management and the Merengues will go all out for his signing.

Since his move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, the midfielder has made headlines regularly. In 32 league appearances for the Bundesliga side last season, the teenager scored three goals and provided eight assists. In 2020/21, he made four goal contributions in just 19 starts.

Real Madrid are looking to move on from their golden midfield of Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric in the coming years.

Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga are two young players who are expected to be a part of the midfield set-up for at least the next decade, while Federico Valverde is also in the mix. And one would expect Bellingham to take the third spot in the middle of the park.

However, Los Blancos are not the only club eyeing the 19-year-old. Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are also in the race for his signing and present stiff competition.

Belligham’s contract with Dortmund expires only in the summer of 2025. The England international is valued in the ballpark of €100 million, meaning that Carlo Ancelotti’s side will have to shell out a large sum to secure his signing.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report

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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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