Real Madrid is set to beat Manchester City to the signature of Jude Bellingham as the Englishman prefers to seal a move to the Spanish side.
Madrid had faced competition from Liverpool to add him to their squad for much of this season, but the English side has pulled out of the move for his signature as they prefer to spend the money on more than one player.
Manchester City has also been in the race, but Bellingham never considered working with Pep Guardiola and is now set to become the next Englishman to play for Real Madrid.
Football Espana reveals Borussia Dortmund had been looking to make €150m from his departure, but Madrid is not prepared to meet that figure at the start.
It claims Los Blancos are prepared to table an opening bid of €120m for the Englishman and is now set to step up their pursuit.
BVB wants Bellingham to stay with them for one more season and has offered him a new contract, but the Englishman feels now is the time for him to move and will not accept an extension.
What will Jude Bellingham bring to Real Madrid?
Bellingham is helping Borussia Dortmund in their quest to end Bayern Munich’s dominance of the German game this term and might leave them as a league champion.
The Englishman is considered one of the best midfielders in the world already and proved his class at the World Cup with England.
At Madrid, he would get even better while playing for a superb coach and some of the best players on the globe as teammates.