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Transfer Talk: Los Blancos join Bellingham race
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Matthew Hill
Jude Bellingham is being tracked by both Real Madrid and Liverpool
Jude Bellingham is being tracked by both Real Madrid and Liverpool

Real Madrid will rival Liverpool in the race to land Borussia Dortmund starlet Jude Bellingham.

Despite only joining Dortmund from Birmingham less than two years ago, 18-year-old Bellingham has already established himself as one of world football’s most precocious talents.

Racking up 86 appearances for the Bundesliga giants in rapid fashion, his commanding performances in the centre of BVB's midfield have drawn plaudits far and wide. 

Jurgen Klopp’s Quadruple-chasing Reds have been tracking the England international for months — but now German outlet Bild suggest they have competition in the form of Los Blancos.

Dortmund paid £25million to land Bellingham in July 2020 but are certain to pocket a significantly higher fee when he does eventually depart.

Club chiefs in Germany already view the teenager at over £83m and are extremely reluctant to lose him this summer, meaning interested parties could be forced to fork out a nine-figure sum to progress any deal.

Boss Marco Rose is already preparing for life without talismanic forward Erling Haaland next term and the departure of the youngster would cause him a further headache.

Instead, the report suggests Dortmund have spoken to both Bellingham and his parents about a more senior role within the squad to incentivise him to stay put.

However, that is unlikely to stop Liverpool and Real testing their resolve in the coming months.

In other news

Leicester's Youri Tielemans is on Tottenham boss Antonio Conte's radar
Leicester's Youri Tielemans is on Tottenham boss Antonio Conte's radar

The Daily Mail believe Tottenham boss Antonio Conte will tell owner Daniel Levy he needs to strengthen his Spurs squad significantly in summer.

Djed Spence, who has starred for Nottingham Forest on loan from Middlesbrough this season, is one player on Conte’s wish list, along with Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans.

Manchester United will give new manager Erik ten Hag a £200m war chest to reshape his Red Devils squad, according to the Mirror.

The report suggests that at least six current first-team players are set to depart Old Trafford at the end of the current campaign.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano says Anthony Martial will return to Old Trafford however after an underwhelming loan stint with LaLiga outfit Sevilla.

The French forward, 26, scored on his Europa League bow for the Spaniards but that has so far proved to be his only goal in 11 appearances.



Premier League1. BundesligaLaLigaBorussia DortmundJude BellinghamReal MadridLiverpoolManchester UnitedTottenham HotspurLeicester CityYouri TielemansNottingham ForestSevillaAnthony MartialMiddlesbrough
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