Liverpool stay favourites to signal Borussia Dortmund talisman Jude Bellingham this summer season regardless of competitors from Man City and Real Madrid, in keeping with Sky in Germany.
Speaking on the Transfer Show, Sky in Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg stated Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp is “pushing, pushing, pushing” to convey the 19-year-old again to England to boost his facet’s midfield.
Bellingham starred for England in the course of the World Cup in Qatar final yr and was additionally shortlisted for the 2022 European Golden Boy award. He has been in tremendous kind for Dortmund in Europe and the Bundesliga, and has scored 10 targets in 23 video games in all competitions.
Klopp has already hinted throughout January that his squad will bear vital modifications this summer season, with Liverpool ninth within the Premier League and 10 factors off the ultimate Champions League qualification spot, with the midfielder his high goal.
“We all suppose Bellingham will go away this summer season, and that there isn’t any probability Dortmund can hold him at this stage,” Plettenberg stated.
“But he has a contract with no launch clause, so the worth tag may be very excessive. Dortmund wish to have between €100m-€150m for him in the summertime.
“There are three targets for him – Real Madrid, Man City and Liverpool. Liverpool are one of many favourites, and Jurgen Klopp is pushing, pushing, pushing for him and says he’s his No 1 switch goal.
“Klopp hasn’t spoken to Bellingham personally but, however the conversations have been held with individuals like Julian Ward. Now they only must work out who’s paying the cash.”
Klopp has beforehand talked up Bellingham in public on a number of events, and labelled him “distinctive” final month on the again of his World Cup performances.
Analysis: Liverpool can compete financially on Bellingham
Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol:
“From a profession perspective, perhaps it makes most sense for Bellingham to go to Real Madrid later in his profession.
“It’s not a transfer he has to make now. From a footballing perspective, I believe Liverpool is the right transfer for him in the summertime.
“People have requested whether or not Liverpool may compete in the event that they received right into a bidding conflict with the likes of Man City and Real Madrid, assuming these two would be capable to pay greater than Liverpool.
“I do not suppose that is the case. If you take a look at Man City in latest instances, there’s been loads of events the place they’ve walked away from offers the place they’ve felt the valuation has been unsuitable.
“I do not suppose Real Madrid have more cash to spend within the switch market than Liverpool both. From all the things we’re listening to, Liverpool is his most definitely vacation spot in the summertime.”