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Jude Bellingham ‘picks’ next club after Liverpool transfer decision



Jude Bellingham ‘picks’ next club after Liverpool transfer decision

Liverpool had previously been linked with a move by Jude Bellingham but reports in Spain say the England international is ready for Real Madrid

Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham (Image: Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Jude Bellingham will reject a move to Manchester City in favor of 14-times European champions Real Madrid, according to a new report.

The England and Borussia Dortmund superstar was long overdue for a summer move to Anfield with Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp big fans of the teenage midfielder.

However, Reds officials have abandoned their pursuit of Bellingham for the time being to take a more rounded approach to their rebuilding at halfback this summer.

But according to Spanish publication AS, the 19-year-old will not play in the Premier League next season as he is reportedly rejecting interest from treble-chasing Pep Guardiola’s City side in favor of a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. 

The report said the search for Bellingham’s signing is about to enter a “decisive phase” and formal negotiations with Dortmund will begin once the player officially confirms his decision.

received, the white leaders will start negotiating the transfer with Borussia Dortmund.

Real Madrid have always been clear that the first step in the operation would be to get the ‘good’ from Bellingham to start the procedures for his signing.

“They didn’t want to make any offers with Liverpool or Manchester City, the two other clubs interested in the midfielder. So when this first phase is over, it will be the time to start negotiating the transfer with Borussia Dortmund.

Following Bellingham’s departure, Liverpool have been linked with moves for Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Conor Gallagher and Bristol City’s Alex Scott. Brighton duo Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister have also been linked with moves to Anfield.


Liverpool ‘keep in touch’ with Borussia Dortmund over Jude Bellingham ‘2024’

Liverpool have re-opened contact with Borussia Dortmund following the signing of Jude Bellingham in the summer of 2024, according to a new report.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield over the past 18 months. But that was until Anfield officials decided to drop their pursuit of the former Birmingham City beneficiary in favor of a broader approach in the midfield’s much-anticipated rebuild this summer.

However, according to Football Insider, Jurgen Klopp hasn’t given up on landing at Bellingham in the summer of 2024 and Liverpool have reconnected with the Bundesliga leaders in hopes of reaching a future deal. The report claims the Reds ‘remain in contact with midfielf representatives and have made it clear that they want to move forward with a deal in 2024’.

Liverpool’s exit from the race to sign the England international should give Manchester City and Real Madrid an edge, with reports from Spain on Friday saying the 14-times European champions have received assurances Bellingham will next . at the Santiago Bernabeu summer.

At his press conference earlier this month, Klopp poured cold water on lingering hopes that Bellingham could become a Liverpool player this summer, admitting that sometimes you have to “accept and step aside” when transfers aren’t possible.

“I have nothing to say about it,” the Liverpool manager told reporters. “It’s not about Jude Bellingham, but I never understand why we talk about things we theoretically can’t have. We can’t have six players in one summer, all for £100m. This is obvious. You have to figure out what you can do and then get to work. This is your job.

“We are not children. If you ask a five-year-old what he wants for Christmas and he says, I don’t know, a Ferrari, you’d say it’s too expensive and you can’t drive it. Then if this guy was really unhappy because he didn’t get a Ferrari, it would be a very sad life.

“You see what you can do and you work at it. We do everything to get what we need and what we want, but there are times when we have to accept and step aside”.

Dortmund have put a price tag of around £130m on Bellingham following the teenager’s stunning performance at the 2022 World Cup.