Real Madrid have reportedly made Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham their top target for next summer’s transfer window.

A potential return to English football has been mooted for Bellingham, with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all believed to be interested in his services.

A recent report claims that Jurgen Klopp’s side have submitted an official bid to sign the teenager, who is allegedly valued at around £83m by BVB.

However, Real Madrid are believed to be one of the frontrunners to sign Bellingham and one report claims that the 17-cap England international would prefer a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

According to Marca, Los Blancos have now identified Bellingham as their primary target in the summer of 2023 as they plan to reshuffle their midfield.

The Spanish giants have recruited a number of young talents in recent years, with the likes of Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and most recently Aurelien Tchouameni – who was signed from Monaco over the summer – all joining the club.

Real Madrid are aware that 37-year-old Luka Modric and 32-year-old Toni Kroos are both in the latter stages of their careers, and both players – along with Dani Ceballos – are out of contract next summer, so midfield reinforcements are soon to be required.

Bellingham has been closely monitored by Real since before he joined Dortmund just over two years ago, and they allegedly made contact with the midfielder for the first time earlier this year before signing Tchouameni.