City in Bellingham blow

Real Madrid also believe the charges brought against Manchester City will help them in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund superstar Jude Bellingham this summer.

Bellingham has also been linked with City as well as Liverpool.

According to Mundo Deportivo, however, Real believe it would be difficult for the Citizens to sign the midfielder if they are found guilty of breaching financial regulations.

The Reds, meanwhile, are enduring a nightmare campaign on the pitch and risk missing out on Champions League football.

That could leave Los Blancos in pole position to sign the England international