Liverpool are said to be leading the battle to sign Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham this summer.
Bellingham has been incredible since coming to Germany early last season, making 68 appearances in all competitions and consistently ranked as one of his side’s best performances.
Even though he was just old enough to buy a pint, the midfielder has already taken ten senior Three Lions caps as well. He was even part of Gareth Southgate’s England team for the European Championship 2020.
Before moving to Dortmund, Bellingham were intensely pursued by Manchester United and according to the Mirror, further Premier League interest could come his way during the summer.
They report that Liverpool are interested in recruiting the former Birmingham City man, and they currently look most likely to get a deal across the border.
Dortmund would demand a substantial transfer fee for one of their star men, which they signed in a contract that rises to 30 million pounds. BVB is believed to want to triple its investment in Bellingham and Red’s manager Jurgen Klopp is keen for the club to spend the £ 90 million needed to get the deal done.
This would make him Liverpool’s record signing, which exceeded the £ 75 million they paid for Virgil van Dijk in 2018.
Dortmund will, however, want to keep Bellingham, especially with the free goal scorer Erling Haaland who sees more and more likely to leave the club at the end of the season.
Haaland was linked to a move from Signal Iduna Park last summer and this time it will be even more difficult to keep Norway international. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and a host of Premier League teams are all keen on the striker, whose contract is set to expire in 2024.
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