Real Madrid have reportedly now made first contact with Jude Bellingham, with the reigning European and Spanish champions determined to win the race for the midfielder’s signature this summer.
According to AS, Real Madrid have now made first contact with the teenager and his camp, as Carlo Ancelotti’s team look to beat Liverpool to a deal for one of the most highly-rated youngsters in world football.
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The report claims that a representative from Los Blancos recently travelled to Germany to meet with the midfielder, his family and his representatives.
The report claims that Real Madrid are prepared to meet Dortmund’s asking price for Bellingham, which is believed to be somewhere in the region of €140m (£123.9m).