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Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.

That’s because Real Madrid are set to land Bellingham using their £70m Casemiro windfall after the midfielder moved to United.

According to Marca, the Red Devils have effectively prevented themselves from getting the midfielder soon.

The English 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 £70million in the prize pool from Casemiro’s exit, the La Liga champions are now more confident than ever that they have enough funds to sign Bellingham ahead of United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Leicester have rejected a third offer from Chelsea for Wesley Fofana worth £70m.

According to Sky Sports, the most recent offer from the Blues was estimated at £60m with a possibility of a further £10m.

But the add-ons have been described as ‘ambitious’ goals and therefore the grand total of £70m seems unlikely to be met.

Fofana wants a move to Stamford Bridge and was left out of the Foxes’ loss to Southampton over the weekend.

And United are planning a final push for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong.

Reports have emerged that the Red Devils chiefs are flying to Spain this week in a bid to complete a deal.

De Jong appears to have been, at best, lukewarm about reuniting with former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.

But Ten Hag 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 contract with the Hammers.

The full-back joined the Blues from Roma in 2018 but struggled to make his case for the starting line-up.

The Italy international has registered a total of two goals and five assists in 71 appearances in all competitions.