Liverpool target Jude Bellingham will tell Borussia Dortmund he wants to leave in the next two weeks, according to a fresh report.
The teenager has been one of the stars of the World Cup, having dazzled throughout England’s journey to the quarter-finals, where they will play reigning world champions France on Saturday.
The Three Lions’ last-16 tie against Senegal in particular saw the 19-year-old control the midfield and express himself in attack as Gareth Southgate’s side became ran out as 3-0 winners against the AFCON champions.
Bellingham was instrumental in England’s opening two goals. Indeed, his assist for Jordan Henderson’s opener saw him become the first teenager to set up a goal in the World Cup knockout stages since at least 1966, which is as far as Opta’s data goes back to.
The England star is one of the most sought-after players in world football, having attracted the interest of Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Though the teenager’s Dortmund contract runs to 2025, his future at the Bundesliga club is appearing more precarious by the day.
Bellingham’s transfer bombshell
German publication SportBILD (via Rousing the KOP) claim that Bellingham will tell Dortmund that he wants to leave the club.
The England midfielder will reportedly inform Die Borussen of his decision once his involvement at the World Cup is over. The tournament in Qatar concludes in ten days.
The publication claims that once Bellingham has spoken to Dortmund, the “transfer poker” for his signature will begin.
BILD also stated that Liverpool are leading the chase. The 19-year-old and his entourage allegedly prefer a move to Anfield over other destinations, with the Reds said to be “very far along” in discussions.
The report suggests that the only “threat” to Bellingham joining Liverpool is the transfer fee, with the Reds some £50million off Dortmund’s £130million.