Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro might make a seemingly eternal midfield composition, but Real Madrid still need to prepare for life after them.
Following the signings of Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni over the past two off-season transfer windows, Los Blancos will look for a third.
Reports suggest that what they are looking for is penalty area threat, and the intent is not necessarily to replace the attributes of the three veterans. All signs point to Germany, and Borussia Dortmund's England international Jude Bellingham.
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Real Madrid will look to sign Bellingham in the 2023 off-season transfer window, according to Diario AS.
According to reports, Bellingham does not have a release clause in his deal at Dortmund and with his contract running to 2025, with the German club seeking a sale in excess of €100million.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid will not look to be the only suitors, with Chelsea and Liverpool also interested.
- Having already opened talks over Raheem Sterling, the Telegraph reports Chelsea are also looking to sign Manchester City's Nathan Ake.
- Meanwhile, Milan are considering a move for Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, per Calciomercato.
- Tottenham want to sign Everton duo Richarlison and Anthony Gordon, according to Sky Sports.
- Christophe Galtier is close to being named as PSG's new boss, with Mauricio Pochettino on the way out, ESPN reports.