Reports this week suggested that Liverpool are setting aside a budget specifically for Jude Bellingham in the summer.
Bellingham has been in Marbella with his Dortmund teammates at a warm weather training camp.
Liverpool have it all to do to secure his signature and if they fail to qualify for the Champions League it certainly won’t make things easier.
Bellingham’s contract runs until 2025.
A fee north of £100M will be the minimum required to get this deal done. Liverpool are in need of a revamp in the middle of the field and Jude Bellingham would be the ideal man to build a team around.
Sebastian Kehl, Dortmund’s Sporting Director, has offered an update on the latest developments in this transfer saga.
The Dortmund sporting director told Kicker: “Jude has made an incredible development here.
“With the way he plays football, his fighting spirit and his commitment, he has become a real Borussia player who identifies very much with BVB.”
“I can’t say today if and when that will be the case with Jude, and from a purely sporting point of view I would be stupid to want to give up Jude Bellingham.
We’ll talk to him and his parents in due course. There is currently no pressure.”
Kehl went on to confirm that there has been no offers at the moment for their prized assest:
“Jude wants to concentrate fully on football. And by the way, there are no offers at all.”