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Real Madrid yet to make an offer for Bellingham, Dortmund want €120m plus variables
Over the past week, there has been a lot of chatter surrounding Jude Bellingham and his potential transfer to Real Madrid. Reports suggest that the 19-year-old is closer than ever to signing for the Merengues, with a contract agreement on the verge of being finalised.
At the time, it has also been suggested by some outlets that an agreement between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund was also close, with the two clubs being separated over €30 million variables payment.
But, Christian Falk (via Caught Offside) has come up with a fresh update on the matter, stating that Real Madrid have not sent an offer to Borussia Dortmund for Bellingham as of yet.
However, the BILD journalist adds that the transfer saga could soon be resolved and that the two clubs could soon reach an agreement on the deal.
While there is an expectation from the Bundesliga club that the operation could be closed, they will not budge on their asking price for the 19-year-old midfield sensation.
As per the report, Dortmund want a fixed fee of €120 million for Bellingham plus variables which could take the total value of the operation up to €150 million.
The report states that the numbers mentioned are unlikely to be an issue for Real Madrid, but they might look to negotiate the price down although it is unclear at this point whether they will take that route.
With Liverpool out of the equation and Manchester City not an option Bellingham is considering, Real Madrid know that they are the frontrunners to secure the England international’s signing in the summer.
The 19-year-old’s father, Mark Bellingham, is understood to be speeding up negotiations with Real Madrid and soon all parties involved could meet to finalise the operation.
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Real Madrid reach agreement with Borussia Dortmund for Bellingham, medical to follow
In a huge development, David Ornstein of The Athletic is reporting that Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement over the transfer of midfield sensation Jude Bellingham.
The 19-year-old prodigy had become one of Los Blancos’ main priorities for the summer transfer window and the club had been working on a deal for him for months now.
And after seeing off competition from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, the Merengues managed to reach an agreement with Bellingham over personal terms last month.
Talks with Dortmund were put on hold until the Bundesliga season was over, but things have accelerated in recent times. Earlier this week, reports emerged claiming that positive talks had been held between the two clubs.
And now, Real Madrid have reached a total agreement with Dortmund for Bellingham’s signing. As per the report, the transfer fee for the teenage sensation will exceed €100 million, making it one of the most expensive operations in the history of both clubs.
The deal has not been signed yet, but it is considered only a mere formality at this point. Soon, the England international will undergo his medicals in the coming days as well before completing the transfer to Real Madrid.
Bellingham might not be the only Englishman to end up at the Spanish capital this summer as Los Blancos also have their sights set on a move for his national team captain, Harry Kane.
Indeed, the 29-year-old Tottenham Hotspur superstar is a primary target for Real Madrid as a replacement for Karim Benzema, who completed his transfer to Al Ittihad. The Merengues are understood to be preparing an €80 million offer for him, but it could fall short of Spurs’ valuation.