Liverpool are reportedly watching Jude Bellingham ‘closely’ as the Borussia Dortmund ‘diamond’ will ‘soon’ be on his way out.
Bellingham is one of the hottest young talents in European football having impressed for both Dortmund and England.
SportBILD (via Sport Witness) claim he is the new ‘darling’ of the Bundesliga side’s fanbase and the club is planning on making him a team leader next season.
In that sense he has become ‘priceless’, but the report also claims that if the ‘BellingBOOM’ continues, the midfielder will ‘soon’ become the next ‘over €100m deal’ for the German side.
Bellingham was close to moving to United before instead opting to head for Dortmund from Birmingham City in the summer of 2020.
United remain interested along with a number of rumoured suitors, but it’s said to be Real Madrid and Liverpool that are ‘watching his development closely’.
But Dortmund are not in the mood to entertain offers for Bellingham as things stand and see him as a key part of their squad going forward, particularly with the club about to lose striker Erling Haaland, who is thought to be close to agreeing a move to Manchester City.
Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips believes Liverpool should do all they can to lure Bellingham to the club as Jurgen Klopp’s side are in need of a “world class midfielder”.
“Milner and Henderson will be another year older so I think it’s vital they get another midfielder in,” the ex-Premier League striker told Football Insider.
“There’s been a lot of talk about Jude Bellingham. He is someone who could be the long-term future of that midfield. He could be one that comes in.
“Milner has been an incredible servant but his time will come eventually. For a club of Liverpool’s size and the position they are in, they need a world-class centre-midfielder.
“Jude Bellingham is one player who certainly fits the mould. It’s an area they need to address in the summer, 100 per cent, and I think they will.”