There has been an update on Liverpool’s reported transfer pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.
Jurgen Klopp ’s side continue to be linked with a move for Bellingham, as has been the case for more than a year now. The 19-year-old has admirers with the Anfield hierarchy, but it remains to be seen whether that will be acted on with an actual offer from the Reds.
Real Madrid and Manchester City have also been credited with an interest in Bellingham, who is likely to be the subject of a big-money deal when the time comes for him to leave.
Now, a fresh report has claimed that Liverpool are making plans to sign the England international. An article in German news outlet Sport Bild has provided an update on the future of the Dortmund midfielder.
It has been claimed that Reds boss Klopp has reached an agreement with the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, to go “all in” to sign Bellingham. It has then been stated that Liverpool have set aside €100million (£86m) to bring the young midfielder to Anfield, although it does not specify whether this would be in January or next summer.
However, despite this update, the article then goes on to explain Dortmund’s stance regarding Bellingham’s future. It has been claimed that the Bundesliga club value their prized asset much higher than that figure, with a fee of at least €150m (£128m) being quoted before being willing to do business.
Bellingham is set to go to the World Cup with England later this month, where he could end up being a key player for Gareth Southgate’s side. Were that to happen, Dortmund’s valuation of the midfielder is only likely to increase over the next few months.