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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 offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar



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There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.

Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.

The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.

To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.

Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.

A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.

It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.

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