LIVERPOOL have “verbally agreed” a deal with Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham, according to reports.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wants to refresh his midfield during the next 12 months, with 19-year-old Bellingham high on his list of priorities.
Jude Bellingham is high on Liverpool’s wishlist
Dortmund are determined not to sell this summer and would demand well over £100million – a fee Liverpool’s ownership would not be willing to pay.
But according to Football Insider, a deal could happen as soon as January.
They claim that Liverpool feel they have a “verbal agreement” in place with Bellingham with regards to personal terms.
Their report adds that next summer is the most likely time that the deal will go through, although Reds bosses have “discussed” trying to bring it forward to January.
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Liverpool recruitment chiefs believe that signing Bellingham could take them to the next level.
But Dortmund won’t let him go without a fight.
It’s claimed that the Bundesliga side will try and sign Bellingham’s younger brother Jobe in a bid to keep him in Germany.
Jobe, 16, has already made six first team appearances for his brother’s former side Birmingham City.
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Jude’s Dortmund contract runs until 2025 and he will be keen to stay settled ahead of this winter’s World Cup in Qatar.
The 15-cap England international went to Euro 2020, but will be hoping to possess a more key role for Gareth Southgate’s men this time around.
He has played the full 90 minutes of all five of Dortmund’s games so far this season, finding the net in the DFB Pokal clash against 1860 Munich.
In total he has played 95 times for the German side, scoring 11 goals and laying on 19 assists.
By: Etienne Fermie
Title: Liverpool ‘verbally agree January transfer for Jude Bellingham and are in talks with Dortmund over fee for England star’
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/19639166/liverpool-transfer-jude-bellingham-dortmund/
Published Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 07:22:31 +0000