Liverpool still view Jude Bellingham as their main summer target and he COULD be available for a lump sum of just £60million, with the Reds at the forefront of the Borussia Dortmund star’s thoughts – despite interest from Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid
- Jude Bellingham is still Liverpool’s number one summer transfer priority
- The 19-year-old midfielder could be available for a budget of just £60million
- Bellingham are currently focused on securing a move to the Premier League
- But is also wanted by Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea this summer
Bellingham set to leave the Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund in the summer, with a host of clubs interested in securing the services of the England midfielder.
The 19-year-old could leave Germany on a cut-price deal as he believed his contract at Dortmund contained an unconfirmed £60million release clause – a budget deal for one of the most emerging talents. football’s brightest.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham is still Liverpool’s number one transfer target
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) is keen to bring Bellingham (right) to Anfield
Such an award could lead Bellingham to decide his future among a host of suitors with Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City all chasing the star and pushing their claims.
Bellingham will be free to decide their own future provided their contractual release clause is met, with Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool currently at the forefront of their thinking.
The England star formed a strong relationship with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold while on international duty, and was seen hanging out with the duo in Qatar during the World Cup.
Bellingham has forged a close relationship with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson (right)
Birmingham-born Bellingham saw his stock rise after the Winter Tournament, having produced outstanding performances and started every game in the Middle East as England suffered a quarter-final exit.
Returning to Europe, the young box-to-box midfielder has scored nine goals in all competitions for Dortmund so far this season, and has featured with man-of-the-match performances in the Champions League.
Bellingham has an unconfirmed £60million release clause in his Dortmund contract
England’s Bellingham (left) was one of the stars of the World Cup tournament in Qatar
Gakpo’s surprise £44m move to Anfield which was confirmed on Boxing Day means the club are unlikely to make any more permanent signings in January as they prepare to launch a bold push for Bellingham at the end of the season.
Liverpool remain open to loan deals throughout the winter window, but have identified Bellingham as a dream midfield addition who would help bolster an aging engine room.