Borussia Dortmund hope to know of Jude Bellingham’s intentions for next season by Easter, with Liverpool incredibly keen to sign him this summer.
That’s according to 90min, who have shared an update on the 19-year-old’s situation heading into the transfer window.
The German giants are due to hold talks with the midfielder over the coming weeks, having offered him a new deal which would make him stay until 2024 as the club’s highest paid player – not just currently, but in their entire history. This contract would also include a release clause worth less than his current market valuation, which is around £133m.
If they have to, Dortmund will sell Bellingham this summer, but only if they receive more than they did for Ousmane Dembele when he joined Barcelona – reportedly around £128m.
Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid have all been in talks with the England international as of late. It is said that the three clubs are happy with how the meetings went.
With all of this going on, Dortmund hope to know of Bellingham’s decision – whether he’s going to leave or stay – by Easter.
Dortmund hope to know Bellingham’s decision soon
The battle to secure Bellingham’s services has certainly been complex, with various news outlets reporting different things.
Liverpool have long been touted as the front-runners, but alternative sources have claimed Madrid are confident they will win the race.
At the moment, it seems like the 19-year-old’s camp are exploring all possible options.
Bellingham’s father even held a meeting with the Spanish giants in London on Tuesday, showing a decision is still yet to fully agreed upon.
A worry for the Reds was that their form would put the Dortmund star – hailed as ‘superb’ by journalist Fraser Fletcher – off from joining, but reports have suggested this wouldn’t play a part in the player’s decision.
Liverpool are desperate to sign Bellingham this summer, and it seems they will learn their fate over the coming weeks.