Fresh development sees Real Madrid drop out of race for Jude Bellingham

Real Madrid are reportedly pulling out of the race to sign Jude Bellingham which is set to involve a number of English clubs.

That means Manchester United and other Premier League clubs chasing Bellingham will face one less obstacle in their attempts to sign the Borussia Dortmund star.

The news comes from Marca in Spain, with it understood that Man City remain actively involved in the race for Bellingham’s signature.

It is suggested that Madrid’s stance is allegedly underpinned by a desire to prepare for moves for attacking stars like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.

In turn, Los Blancos are reportedly reluctant to fork out such a hefty fee for Bellingham since he is likely to cost around £110 million, with The Telegraph claiming United are ready to battle for the player.

United, who have long-standing interest in Bellingham, were dismissed not long ago because it was thought the England star would have better options on the table. I think that could change if the Reds finish the season strongly and get back into the Champions League, especially with how Erik ten Hag is turning things around at Old Trafford.

Liverpool are another club said to be interested in Bellingham, but will they have the money to compete for his signature this summer? They could also miss out on a place in the top four, therefore, lose their spot in the Champions League.

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