Jude Bellingham to complete £130m Real Madrid transfer this week or next as he informs Dortmund chiefs he wants to leave
JUDE BELLINGHAM is on the verge of moving from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid — although both clubs are still haggling over the final fee.His German side are holding out for £130million and the England midfielder looks certain to land his massive move this week or next.
Jude Bellingham is closing in on a £130m move to Real MadridCredit: Getty
The deal would include £105m up front with £25m in add-ons and is a huge increase on the £30m Dortmund paid Birmingham three years ago.
Bellingham’s father Mark has been involved in the negotiations with Real Madrid, who first made contact two years ago.
The 19-year-old has favoured a move to Spain rather than Manchester City or even Liverpool, who withdrew because they could not afford him.
Bellingham’s contract could be six years long.
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Dortmund failed to win the title on the final day and Bellingham was ruled out with a knee injury, which makes him a doubt for England.
Bellingham did NOT say goodbye to the fans on the pitch after the game but was the last player to leave on Saturday evening and said farewell to the club’s security staff.
Marca claims on Monday morning he then held talks with Dortmund chiefs informing them he wants to leave.
The Germans gave Bellingham their blessing, but are adamant they will get the right price for their star man from Real Madrid.
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Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been hoping to land Bellingham for a basic fee of £85m but Dortmund insist that is not enough.
Bellingham was named as the Bundesliga player of the season yesterday after scoring eight goals and providing five assists in 31 league appearances.
He said: “My team-mates and coaches have helped me to develop.
“I came to the club as a talented lad but I have added elements to my game that have taken it to the next level and that’s down to them.” More