Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has been quizzed on stories that Actual Madrid are nearing the signing of Jude Bellingham.
90min reported on Wednesday that following a key assembly between Bellingham’s father and Actual Madrid chief scout Juni Calafat earlier this week, the midfielder is closing in on a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Liverpool pulled out of the race to signal Bellingham in April as their squad-wide rebuild takes form, leaving Los Blancos and Manchester Metropolis as the primary contenders for his signature. Dortmund additionally held out hope he would signal a brand new contract however with a good launch clause to kick in for the summer time 2024 window.
90min has lengthy acknowledged that whereas Dortmund will cooperate with Bellingham to assist him seal the switch of his selecting, they are going to stand agency and demand a club-record payment – this presently stands at €144m, which was paid by Barcelona for winger Ousmane Dembele in 2017.
Sources have now advised 90min that though the footballing world now expects Bellingham to go to Spain, Dortmund haven’t but heard from the 19-year-old or Actual Madrid to verify his plans.
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Sporting director Kehl was requested by Sky Sports activities Germany of Actual Madrid’s advancing curiosity, however was dismissive along with his reply.
“We need to turn out to be champions right here in Bundesliga, it is out complete precedence. We’re subordinating all the things else to that proper now,” he mentioned.
Dortmund moved prime of the Bundesliga slightly below a fortnight in the past however conceded first place again to Bayern Munich after a controversial 1-1 draw at Bochum wherein they had been denied a stonewall penalty in stoppage time – the DFB Referee Committee admitted not awarding the spot kick was an error.
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