LIVERPOOL is on the verge of a boost as Jude Bellingham is reportedly set to tell Borussia Dortmund he wants to leave the club and join Merseyside.
The England midfielder is the star of the World Cup in Qatar and his performances have added to his already high profile.
Teams have shown interest in the Englishman since the summer.
So far, however, he has remained in the Bundesliga and has become one of the hottest prospects in Europe.
The midfielder is one of Dortmund’s most important players and has even captained the side on occasion.
According to a recent report by SPORT BLID, however, he should inform the club that he wants to leave the club to enable a change after the World Cup.
Bellingham’s father Mark, mother Denise and advisor Mark Bennett are the main negotiators representing him.
They are believed to have a ‘strong desire’ for him to join Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The Germany manager sees Bellingham as key to the future of the team’s midfield with Jordan Henderson (32), James Milner (36) and Thiago (31) entering their final years.
They were strengthened after Bellingham and Henderson struck up a friendship during the World Championship tournament.
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The report has suggested Dortmund will demand £130million for his precious fortune.
The director of the club’s US owner, Fenway Sports Group, Mike Gordon has already agreed to pay the club £86million for the transfer.
Although Klopp has a good relationship with BVB chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke, it seems unlikely they will offer him a near £50m rebate.
However, with FSG wanting to sell the club, a new investor could provide the rest of the money needed.
The Reds will have to work hard if they want to win the race for Bellingham as Manchester City, PSG, Chelsea and Real Madrid are also in the hunt for him.
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