Liverpool stay favourites to signal Borussia Dortmund talisman Jude Bellingham this summer season regardless of competitors from Man Metropolis and Actual Madrid, based on Sky in Germany.
Talking on the Switch Present, 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 reinforce his facet’s midfield.
Bellingham starred for England through the World Cup in Qatar final yr and was additionally shortlisted for the 2022 European Golden Boy award. He has been in effective 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 endure 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 prime goal.
“All of us suppose Bellingham will depart this summer season, and that there isn’t a probability Dortmund can maintain him at this stage,” Plettenberg stated.
“However he has a contract with out a launch clause, so the value tag may be very excessive. Dortmund wish to have between €100m-€150m for him in the summertime.
“There are three targets for him – Actual Madrid, Man Metropolis 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 simply need to work out who’s paying the cash.”
Klopp has beforehand talked up Bellingham in public on a number of events, and labelled him “exceptional” last month on the again of his World Cup performances.
Evaluation: Liverpool can compete financially on Bellingham
Sky Sports activities Information chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol:
“From a profession standpoint, perhaps it makes most sense for Bellingham to go to Actual Madrid later in his profession.
“It is not a transfer he has to make now. From a footballing standpoint, I feel Liverpool is the proper transfer for him in the summertime.
“Individuals have requested whether or not Liverpool might compete in the event that they bought right into a bidding warfare with the likes of Man Metropolis and Actual Madrid, assuming these two would have the ability to pay greater than Liverpool.
“I do not suppose that is the case. Should you take a look at Man Metropolis in latest occasions, there’s been loads of events the place they’ve walked away from offers the place they’ve felt the valuation has been improper.
“I do not suppose Actual Madrid have extra money to spend within the switch market than Liverpool both. From all the pieces we’re listening to, Liverpool is his most definitely vacation spot in the summertime.”