Jude Bellingham ‘held crunch talks with Borussia Dortmund this week over £120m summer move away’ as Real Madrid ‘lead the race’ for the England star… and the Bundesliga club are due in Spain for a training camp
- Dortmund wanted to clarify Bellingham’s intentions ahead of the summer
- England midfielder, 19, has been linked with Real Madrid and English clubs
- He only returned to Dortmund this week following post-World Cup break
- The Bundesliga club are set to travel to Spain on Friday for a training camp
- Real Madrid are reportedly increasingly confident they can land Bellingham
The 19-year-old midfielder only returned to training with Dortmund this week having been granted three weeks off following England’s World Cup campaign.
With their Bundesliga season not resuming until January 22, Dortmund are heading to Marbella for a warm weather training camp, which will see them play friendlies against Fortuna Dusseldorf and Basel.
Jude Bellingham reportedly held talks with Borussia Dortmund this week over his next move
Dortmund are set to travel to Spain for a training camp with interest in Bellingham sky-high
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Dortmund invited Bellingham and his representative to a meeting this week to clarify his intentions ahead of the summer.
Although Bellingham’s Dortmund contract runs until 2025, AS say the German club are 95 per cent certain he will leave and have placed a minimum transfer fee of £88m on him, plus £35m in add-ons.
Bellingham (left) enjoyed an excellent World Cup with England, scoring in the win over Iran
But Bellingham and England saw their World Cup dreams dashed by France in the last eight
Dortmund are keen to know the player’s intentions ahead of their trip to Spain, where the scrutiny on him will be intense. The Bundesliga club will respect Bellingham’s wish to leave.
Real have already lodged their interest with relations between their president Florentino Perez and Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke cordial.
Bellingham was part of the England side eliminated by France in the World Cup quarter-finals on December 10.
Dortmund aren’t in competitive action until their home fixture against Augsburg on January 22. They sit sixth in the standings after 15 games, some nine points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Bellingham is set to have the pick of several top level European clubs in the summer window