Borussia Dortmund remain strong in their stance on Jude Bellingham and according to Kicker, want a reported €120m base fee for the England international with sporting director Sebastian Kehl acting as a tough negotiator.
Real Madrid remain in pole position to sign Bellingham (19) and as reported last week, a deal could be finalised imminently. Madrid have reportedly already agreed personal terms with Bellingham, who is expected to sign a contract until 2029, but are yet to reach an agreement with Dortmund regarding the base fee and bonuses.
Speaking to Bild, BVB’s Kehl assumes that there will be movement in this transfer saga, but we can expect Dortmund to prove tough negotiators as they have shown in the past with the departures of Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona) and Jadon Sancho (Manchester United).
Per Kicker, internally BVB expect to reinvest around two-thirds of the fee receive from Bellingham’s eventual departure back into the squad with the club currently pursuing Edson Álvarez (Ajax), but not as a direct replacement for Bellingham.
Raphaël Guerreiro and Mahmoud Dahoud will both leave the club on a free transfer whilst Thorgan Hazard, who joined PSV on loan in January, is also expected to leave in the summer.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder