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Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have been dealt a transfer blow in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.
That’s because Real Madrid are set to land Bellingham using their £70million Casemiro windfall after the midfielder moved to United.
According to Marca, the Red Devils have effectively blocked themselves from getting the midfielder soon.
The England international, also linked with the Blues and the Reds, is a main target for Real.
Los Blancos were already targeting a move for the 19-year-old ace next summer.
But with an extra £70m in the kitty from Casemiro’s exit, the LaLiga champions are now more confident than ever of having enough funds to sign Bellingham ahead of United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Meanwhile, Leicester have rejected a third offer by Chelsea for Wesley Fofana worth £70m.
According to Sky Sports, the Blues’ most recent bid was believed to be £60m with a possible £10m in add-ons.
But the add-ons were described as “ambitious” targets and therefore the grand total of £70m seems unlikely to be reached.
Fofana wants to move to Stamford Bridge and was left out of the Foxes’ loss to Southampton during the weekend.
And United are planning one final push for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong.
Reports have emerged that Red Devils chiefs are flying to Spain this week in an attempt to seal a deal.
De Jong appears to have been, at best, lukewarm on the prospect of reuniting with ex-Ajax boss Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
But Ten Hag has persuaded the Red Devils’ hierarchy to make another attempt after personally holding positive talks with the midfielder, according to De Telegraaf.
Finally, West Ham have completed the signing of Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea.
According to Sky Sports, Emerson has put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Hammers.
The full-back joined the Blues from Roma in 2018 but struggled to make a strong case for the starting line-up.
The Italy international registered a total of two goals and five assists in 71 appearances across all competitions.