Real Madrid consider they’re closing in on an settlement to signal Jude Bellingham following a key assembly together with his father on the weekend, 90min understands.
The 19-year-old has rapidly emerged as one of many world’s elite midfielders ever since his transfer to Borussia Dortmund in 2020.
His future has been the recent subject of debate all season lengthy, with Real Madrid primarily competing in opposition to Manchester City and Liverpool for his signature.
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90min reported in April that Liverpool had cooled their curiosity in Bellingham this 12 months, leaving Real Madrid and Man City within the race, whereas Borussia Dortmund nonetheless had hope that he may signal a brand new contract with a good launch clause.
But sources have now confirmed to 90min that after a gathering between Bellingham’s father and Real Madrid chief scout Juni Calafat on Monday, the midfielder is near reaching an settlement to go to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Calafat has been chargeable for the recruitment of some Real Madrid’s brightest younger stars in recent times, together with Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Eder Militao, Endrick and now Bellingham.
Real Madrid’s pursuit of Bellingham is a part of the explanation why contract talks have slowed with fellow midfielder Luka Modric, who’s more likely to see his probabilities restricted by the Englishman’s arrival.
Los Blancos have already agreed phrases over a brand new cope with Toni Kroos and he’s more likely to be the one veteran out-of-contract midfielder to remain within the Spanish capital.
Borussia Dortmund will nonetheless crucially demand a club-record charge with a purpose to promote Bellingham this summer time – this determine stands at over €144m, which Barcelona paid to signal Ousmane Dembele in 2017.
In Bellingham’s place, BVB are set to herald Daichi Kamada on a free switch from Eintracht Frankfurt.
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