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Real Madrid veteran superstar still has doubts about renewal, yet to make a decision

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With the season in its final phase, Real Madrid have their focus completely on the UEFA Champions League final coming up against Borussia Dortmund on June 1.

However, the Spanish capital club also need to address some other important matters like the future of the players whose contracts expire at the end of the season.

Nacho Fernandez has his heart set on an exit while reports earlier today suggested that Luka Modric, too, will be leaving, with a renewal unlikely.

Meanwhile, Lucas Vazquez is set to stay put and sign a new one-year deal.

Toni Kroos, too, was reported to be agreeing a new contract and continuing at the Santiago Bernabeu. But it might not be so.

Kroos has doubts about renewal

Indeed, journalist Ramon Alvarez reports that Toni Kroos has some doubts about signing a renewal and continuing at Real Madrid for another season.

Could this be Kroos’ final season? (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The German international has always made it clear that he intends to hang up his boots when he is at the top, which he currently is, enjoying a stellar season during which he has won the league title and could add another UCL crown to his cabinet.

Kroos has doubts about continuing as he does not want to spend the next season as a peripheral figure at the Santiago Bernabeu.

With Kylian Mbappe all set to arrive, the veteran superstar feels that Real Madrid could return to a 4-3-3 formation, which could lead to him losing his spot in midfield.

As such, he is still not certain about his next move and is yet to make a final decision on his renewal despite previous reports suggesting otherwise.

Even though there are several world-class midfielders in the squad, losing Modric and Kroos in the same window could prove to be a devastating blow for Real Madrid.

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‘Will have to put my feelings aside’ – Bellingham on facing Borussia Dortmund in UCL final

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It has been a special debut season for Jude Bellingham at Real Madrid.

Since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €103 million, plus add-ons, last summer, the 20-year-old sensation has become an instant hit at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite his form declining a bit in the second half of the season, Bellingham has racked up returns of 23 goals and 12 assists from 41 games in all competitions.

A special game for Bellingham

Having won La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup, Bellingham now has the chance to end the season in the most epic ways possible by lifting the UEFA Champions League, against his former club, in his homeland.

As such, Saturday’s UCL final at Wembley, against Dortmund, is set to be a special one for the young phenom, and he acknowledged as much during an interview today.

“It’s a very special game for me but I’ll have to put feelings aside. It’s been a great season, they’ve made me feel very welcome and I’ve enjoyed playing football with them,” said Bellingham, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

Bellingham faces his former club in the UCL final. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

When asked if he had been in touch with any of his former Dortmund teammates ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event, Bellingham replied:

“I’ve spoken to Sancho, we said we’d meet there. He took me under his wing when I came to Dortmund and that meant a lot to me.”

On how Real Madrid can win the game

Earlier today, Carlo Ancelotti was asked if he had sought any information from Bellingham to prepare a strategy to beat Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder himself was asked by the media as to how Real Madrid can get past his former club at Wembley this weekend, to which he replied:

“To win we will have to play at our maximum level, if we are at that level it is very difficult for our opponents. The staff are sure to do a great job analysing Dortmund, I trust them 100 per cent.”

Stressing how it is a dream for him to win the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Bellingham remarked:

“Winning the Champions League is the reason I’m here, I always dreamed of playing for this team, and this team is linked to the Champions League. I want to be a small part of their history.”

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