Borussia Dortmund preparing to launch official bid for Edson Álvarez

As reported by Fabrizio Ramano, Borussia Dortmund are currently in negotiations with Edson Álvarez from Ajax. 

The Mexican international remains a top priority for BVB as they look to strengthen ahead of next season. The midfielder will likely fill in for Jude Bellingham (19) who is likely to complete his move to Real Madrid next week. 

As things stand, Dortmund are working behind the scenes to ensure that they sign the 25-year-old. Negotiations have been taking place and more talks have been arranged for the next few days. At the moment, Ajax have not received an official bid but one is expected in the coming weeks should the talks go according to plan. 

The 25-year-old is said to be fond of Dortmund due to the environment of the club. While Álvarez is also said to be fond of the stadium and the fact the fans are behind the team. Dortmund must now try and negotiate a price with Ajax for Álvarez. Bayern Munich were also reportedly interested in the Mexican but have instead focused their efforts on other midfield targets.

Álvarez currently has a contract at Ajax until 2025 having last extended his contract in 2021. The midfielder joined Ajax in 2019 from América in Mexico for €15m. According to transfermarkt, the 25-year-old is currently valued at €35m which could provide a basic indication of how much he will cost Dortmund.

GGFN | Jamie Allen

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