Liverpool are reportedly prepared to go all in for Jude Bellingham next summer but it may not be enough to secure the England international’s signature.
Bellingham, 19, has continued to impress at Borussia Dortmund and is now one of the most highly-rated young players in world football.
The midfielder has scored 19 goals in 109 appearances for Dortmund since joining the German giants as a 17-year-old from Birmingham City in 2020.
Despite his young age, he has already captained the Bundesliga side and is now the target of a number of Europe’s top clubs including Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are badly in need of midfield reinforcements and are prepared to spend big to bring him back to English football.
According to German outlet Bild, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has made it clear he would fully back a big-money move for Bellingham.
But it is claimed that Liverpool’s owners have only set aside around £86m for Bellingham.
This is unlikely to be enough to sign the midfielder, with Dortmund reportedly seeking £129m for the England star.
Dortmund are in a strong negotiating position, having tied Bellingham down to a new four-year contract in 2021.
Liverpool and Real Madrid have both been linked with Jude Bellingham (Image: Alamy)Liverpool could face competition for Bellingham’s signature from other Premier League sides, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea also linked with the midfielder.
Should any club meet Dortmund’s valuation, it would set a new transfer record for English player.
The current record belongs to Jack Grealish, who joined Manchester City in a £100m move from Aston Villa in 2020.
While several English clubs are interested in Bellingham, it could be Real Madrid who are in pole position to sign him next summer.
Spanish journalist Jose Alvarez Haya, as reported by Marca, claims Bellingham would prefer to sign for Madrid than return to English football.
Jurgen Klopp has reportedly sanctioned a big-money move for Bellingham next summer (Image: Alamy)Bellingham, however, is remaining tight-lipped about his future.
After being asked about the links with Liverpool and Real Madrid earlier this month, Bellingham told the media: “You will be angry at me as you won’t get a headline.”
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