Manchester City are in pole position to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
The English international, still only 19, is likely to be the topic of much speculation this summer as his star continues to rise and it has emerged as Manchester City are to rival Real Madrid for the midfielder’s signature.
Jude Bellingham transfer news: Man City and Real Madrid set to battle it out for the midfielder
And it is City who are likely not to be put off by Borussia Dortmund’s price tag of $165m as Dortmund look to cash in on their main asset, whose contract runs until the summer of 2025.
As reported in AS, Real Madrid are only willing to pay around $110m as they look to find long-term replacements for Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, who both signed new one-year contracts this week. Real Madrid and City face each other in next month’s Champions League Semi-Final.