Jude Bellingham has accepted the terms of a contract offer from Real Madrid as his move from Borussia Dortmund draws closer.
The two clubs now need to agree on a fee in order to finalize the move.
Madrid are closing in on the arrival of the England star, who has also been pursued by a host of Premier League clubs including Man City and Liverpool.
The 19-year-old’s father Mark met officials at the LaLiga club in early May as they delivered their pitch to sign one of the most exciting talents in world football.
The outcome of this meeting has led Real Madrid to be confident that they will complete a deal for him and Bellingham being happy with the contract proposals is a major step.
The midfielder was widely expected to take the next step in his career this summer, despite having a contract with Dortmund until 2025.
The German club are likely to charge a fee in excess of £100million. This represents a significant return on the £20m they paid Birmingham City in 2020.
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Such a tax saw Liverpool drop out of the race, while Madrid stole a march on City.
talkSPORT expect the Bellingham transfer to spark a midfield carousel in the Premier League this summer.
Liverpool are eyeing Mason Mount and Alexis Mac Allister, while Chelsea have identified former Man City youngster Romeo Lavia as a prime target.
Arsenal are keen on Declan Rice, who is also shortlisted by Chelsea and Manchester United. The Gunners could also reignite their interest in Moises Caicedo off-season.
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