Dortmund pour cold waters on Bellingham to Real Madrid

Jude Bellingham on Madrid's radar

Dortmund pour cold waters on Bellingham to Real Madrid

Stephen Oladehinde 17:51 - 24.05.2023

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has debunked the news claiming that they have received a transfer bid for Jude Bellingham.

The Englishman joined Dortmund in 2020 and has since then made 92 appearances. Bellingham has been influential for Dortmund, scoring eight goals and creating four assists in the Bundesliga this season.

Real Madrid are the front-runners to recruit the England international this summer, who is generally anticipated to leave the Bundesliga team at the end of the season.

Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham
Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham

No offer yet for Bellingham

Earlier this month, it was reported that Bellingham had accepted an offer to join Real Madrid in the summer but Dortmund are claiming they are yet to receive any offer for their midfielder.

According to reports from The Athletic, Kehl was asked about the proposed move for Bellingham and he said, “Of course there are rumours but there's nothing on the table.

“No proposals. All focus is on Saturday. I'm sure Jude thinks about nothing else.”

Dortmund are doing everything possible to keep their star player as they look to build on this season's performance.

European clubs eyeing Bellingham

Real Madrid are not the only club that wants Jude Bellingham. Manchester City have also expressed interest in him as well as they plan to replace Ikay Gundogan if he leaves at the end of the season.

Liverpool, who were thought to be his possible destination, pulled out of the race due to his price tag and were not ready to pay £130 million for the Dortmund midfielder.

The Les Blancos are also in the race for Bellingham's signatures as they look ahead to a new era with the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga to make a dominant midfield. They are planning to speak with Dortmund to discuss a transfer fee.

Madrid is in the lead in the race to sign him since Man City, who are also interested in signing him, have not made any proposals.

Dortmund go into the final game with a two points advantage over Bayern Munich as they look to clinch the Bundesliga title since 2012.