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Chelsea report: Blues suffer Jude Bellingham blow as Real Madrid line up big-money offer



Chelsea have been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, pictured during the UEFA Champions League match between Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund on 5 October, 2022 at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, Seville, Spain

chelsea (opens in a new tab)Hopes of signing Jude Bellingham may have taken a major hit, with Real Madrid (opens in a new tab) would be ready to meet Borussia Dortmund (opens in a new tab)asking price of nearly £90m.

The Blues continue to be linked with Bellingham, 19, who is also reportedly of interest to Liverpool (opens in a new tab) and Manchester City (opens in a new tab). One club that won’t budge, however, is Bayern Munich. (opens in a new tab)whose CEO Oliver Kahn ruled them out of the race for England (opens in a new tab) midfield at the start of the week.

But Real would seem to be leading this race. According MARK (opens in a new tab)the Spanish giants have been discussing a deal for 12 months.

Belllingham has scored in all three of Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League games this season, including the opener in last month’s loss to Manchester City. (Image credit: Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The report adds that Bellingham’s €100m (£87.9m) valuation is within Real’s price range (no surprise, is it?) and that the discussions have “passed to the stage of speaking figures”.