Real Madrid star reacts to links with Chelsea

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Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde has ruled out a move to Premier League club Chelsea this summer transfer window.

Fede Valverde, when asked on Chelsea links, told ESPN Argentina: “No, no… I’m at Madrid, trying to enjoy every moment and leave my mark on the best club in the world. I wanna keep winning titles for Real Madrid fans.”

Former Real Madrid midfielder Clarence Seedorf has backed Valverde to win the Ballon d’Or in future, as well as Vinicius Jr.

He told Pitchside: “Three players I can see winning the Ballon d’Or in the future are Vinicius Jr, De Bruyne and Fede Valverde if he scores more goals and plays as a midfielder.”

Meanwhile, Real Madrid have completed the signing of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of €103m.

Bellingham is expected to be a core player in the middle of the pack next season.