Jude Bellingham transfer: Man City and Man Utd hopes, Real Madrid ‘agreement’ on reduced fee
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Bellingham is one of the best players available this summer, with Borussia Dortmund likely to accept the right bid for their England international. A number of clubs are interested in Bellingham, who has shown he is capable of making an impact at the very highest level, but he is likely to cost more than £100million this summer.
As the transfer race continues to unfold, we have rounded up all the latest news on the situation.
Bellingham is under contract at Dortmund until 2025, meaning the Bundesliga club have a strong hold over the midfielder.
But it’s common knowledge that Dortmund usually sell one high-profile player each summer, and with Haaland going last year, it looks like Bellingham will head through the exit doors this summer. Though, with no release clause, Dortmund can demand what they want for the midfielder, and it looks like the demanded figure is going to be well over £100million.
With Bellingham only 19 years of age, Dortmund know they are selling a prize asset who is likely going to be playing for his next club for years to come.
Reports of possible stay
According to ESPN, the race for Bellingham remains wide open, with Manchester City and Real Madrid among the leading contenders.
Though, the report has also claimed Bellingham could yet stay at Dortmund despite the level of interest heading into this summer. Bellingham’s representatives are said to have met with interested clubs as they sound out a possible transfer, but it’s claimed the England international could stay in Germany for one more season before moving on.
What is clear is that Bellingham will want a new challenge sooner rather than later, whether that means this summer or next summer. Although, it’s looking increasingly likely it will be the former.
Real Madrid claims
Marca are claiming Real Madrid will win the race for Bellingham this summer.
It’s claimed Dortmund initially wanted £123million for Bellingham, but that fee is likely to come down, with Los Blancos tipped to pay between £87million and £105million to land the midfielder. It’s claimed Liverpool and Manchester City, in particular, were ready to make large offers.
But Real Madrid’s ‘sporting project’ is said to have convinced the England star that he should head to Spain over England.