The transfer of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, according to Spanish news reports, has been “complicated” by Real Madrid’s perception that Liverpool has interfered with the transfer.
The international for England is anticipated to be among the players in the highest demand next summer, with several clubs in Europe showing interest in signing him.
At the end of the season, Bellingham is also up for grabs with Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea.
The 19-year-old had been Madrid’s top target for the summer transfer window, but the Spanish champions are now concerned about Liverpool’s approach, according to Marca.
According to the report, Madrid reportedly spoke with Bellingham’s representatives earlier this summer, but no guarantees regarding the midfielder’s future were provided.
Madrid has been informed that Liverpool and Bellingham’s team have grown more “close” over the past month, though.
According to ESPN, a lot of insiders believe Liverpool has the best chance of acquiring Bellingham at the end of the current campaign because of their good standing with the player’s support system.
German media reports from earlier this week suggested that Dortmund is holding out for a Bellingham transfer fee of €150 million (£128.9 million).
Last week, when asked about his future, Bellingham responded that, in all honesty, he was not considering anything similar to that (the transfer rumors).
The media will be upset with him because they won’t get a headline, but he is only thinking about the upcoming matches with Borussia Dortmund.
He isn’t even considering the World Cup. He is attempting to help Borussia Dortmund win games, and then we’ll see what transpires.
After moving to Dortmund for £25 million from Birmingham City in 2020, Bellingham has emerged as one of the top midfielders in Europe, shining for them in the Bundesliga and Champions League.
The 19-year-old has already played over 100 times for Dortmund and earned 17 caps for England, which he assisted in reaching the 2021 European Championships final.