Liverpool are Jude Bellingham's preferred choice for £130m summer move – report
Jude Bellingham has reportedly made Liverpool his number one destination if he leaves Borussia Dortmund this summer.
The Reds have for months been strongly linked with the 19-year-old England midfielder who is also said to be firmly on Real Madrid's radar.
And, according to Football Insider, Bellingham would favour a switch to Anfield – although he is in talks over a new deal at Dortmund.
Bellingham joined the Bundesliga giants in the summer of 2020 after bursting onto the scene at boyhood club Birmingham City, with the initial £25m transfer fee making him the most expensive 17-year-old in history.
Dortmund are thought to want at least £130m for their star man, who is currently valued at just under £100m by Transfermarkt.
Given their struggles this term, Liverpool simply have to revamp their midfield during the next transfer window.
It's a department in which the Reds haven't made a permanent addition since the beginning of the 2020/21 season – when they signed another Bundesliga midfielder: Thiago, from Bayern Munich.
But whether Bellingham makes his way to Merseyside this summer could well depend on whether or not Liverpool can offer him Champions League football – something he's had in each of his three campaigns at Dortmund.
As it stands, Jurgen Klopp's side sit sixth in the Premier League, trailing fourth-placed Tottenham by six points with a game in hand.
Having suffered a shock defeat to struggling Bournemouth last weekend – a result which Klopp called "a massive knock" – the Reds must now wait until after the international break to get back on track – starting with the small matter of a trip to Manchester City.
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