Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and other European big hitters will be all ears after the latest price tag was revealed for England midfielder Jude Bellingham.
The Borussia Dortmund star is one of the most sought-after players in European football after excelling in Germany since making the switch to the Bundesliga from Birmingham back in 2020.
His outstanding form was on show again at the weekend as Bellingham scored the winner for Dortmund at Eintracht Frankfurt.
And now former Middlesbrough and Barnsley striker Jan Aage Fjortoft has relayed an update from Bild/Jorg Weiler on Bellingham’s future.
The update claims that, as things stand, Dortmund will demand £129million (€150m) for the 19-year-old.
The fact that Bellingham also has no release clause in his current contract means Dortmund will not face the same constraints that applied to Erling Haaland’s switch to Manchester City.
If Liverpool act on a potential deal, it would blow their £85m record deal for Darwin Nunez out of the water.
However, Jurgen Klopp is a massive admirer of Bellingham’s talents and knows he needs to revamp his midfield for next season.
The Reds boss wanted Matheus Nunes over the summer but ended up losing out to Wolves. And that forced Liverpool to sign Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus to add more numbers in their engine room.
But Bellingham is the man who would add a new dimension to Klopp’s team, and the German knows it.
Ten Hag has his own Bellingham plan
As for United’s interest, it appears that Bellingham is being lined-up as a long-term alternative to Christian Eriksen.
The Dane signed a three-year contract in the summer but Bellingham could be around for a decade, if he signed.
Chelsea are also a major suitor for the Three Lions star, who’s expected to play a major role in Qatar.
Graham Potter could lose both N’Golo Kante and Jorginho next summer and is already evaluating what his midfield might look like in the 2023/24 season.
Ball completely in Dortmund’s court
Much now depends of Dortmund’s willingness to sell and how much longer they intend to hold on to the player.
A strong showing at the World Cup could even drive his price higher. And that would present a perfect storm for the German giants.
A bidding war enables them to just sell to the highest bidder. And that is much more likely to come from England than Spain.
Premier League clubs are in a stronger financial position than the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Meanwhile, it’s thought that Bellingham favours a return to his homeland anyway – with a three-way battle set to ensue, unless Manchester City also decide to get involved again and look to pair Bellingham with his old mate Haaland again.
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