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Real Madrid very optimistic about signing €150 million target in the summer

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Carlo Ancelotti is already prioritising the future of Real Madrid’s midfield. The manager has begun benching Toni Kroos and Luka Modric for the youngsters of late, and it is clear that the transition the fans feared most is now upon them.

As the baton is passed to the next generation, there is a need for a new advanced midfielder to complement the profiles of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, and Federico Valverde. The player best placed to take that spot is Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham.

According to MARCA, there is real optimism at Santiago Bernabeu’s offices over the Englishman’s transfer. The people at Valdebebas now believe that his acquisition in the summer is more than possible. 

Los Blancos have been in constant contact with Bellingham’s entourage in recent months. With negotiations with the player quite advanced, only talks with Borussia Dortmund remain to be settled.

Real Madrid were initially considering withdrawing from the race due to the German side’s economic demands. However, the youngster’s performance at the Qatar World Cup helped change that view, and Florentino Perez has led the pack ever since.

Neither Liverpool, Chelsea, nor Manchester City can be counted out of the equation, but it has been reported that Bellingham’s heart lies in Madrid. A fee of €150 million has been rumoured for his signature.

In 16 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, the 19-year-old has scored four goals and provided three assists for the men in black and yellow. He has created four big chances and averages 1.1 key passes every ninety minutes.

At Real Madrid, the teenager could be a like-for-like replacement for Luka Modric who is in the twilight of his career at 37 years of age. With there being a lot of optimism around the Real Madrid offices, it remains to be seen if they can pull off his signing.

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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