Borussia Dortmund’s €150m valuation of Jude Bellingham could be a ‘sticking point’ as Real Madrid look to agree a deal for the midfielder.
Real Madrid are expected to complete the signing of the England international this summer, but at present no agreement has been reached between the Spanish side and Dortmund over the transfer fee.
Bellingham has indicated his preference is for a move to Real Madrid, who have been left with a clear run at signing the teenager after Liverpool withdrew from the race and Manchester City failed to firm up interest with a formal approach.
However, The Athletic are reporting that Real Madrid have so far failed to agree terms on a fee with Dortmund, whose valuation of Bellingham could be beyond the reach of Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Bellingham was named as the Bundesliga’s Player of the Season after an excellent campaign at Dortmund and the German side are looking for a fee of around €150m (£129.1m).
That figure could be a ‘sticking point’ according to the report, though both teams will want a resolution to transfer talks as soon as possible.
The two clubs have a strong working relationship and Dortmund acknowledge that Bellingham’s value is at its highest this summer, with the midfielder not interested in signing an extension to a contract that runs until 2025.