Liverpool front line compared to 'raptors' by assistant
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Borussia Dortmund chief Sebastian Kehl has confirmed Liverpool are one of several clubs interested in signing Jude Bellingham. The 18-year-old English sensation is now considered to be one of the stars of the Bundesliga after taking no time to settle into his new surroundings in Germany following his transfer from Championship side Birmingham last year.
The £25million deal, that was completed in July 2020, saw Bellingham snub the chance to join both Manchester United and Juventus.
Now he looks set to earn Dortmund a mega pay-day when he finally decides to leave Signal Iduna Park and there has already been plenty of interest.
Dortmund are reportedly set to demand up to £100m for their latest star boy following the £72m sale of Jadon Sancho to United.
The club had initially demanded £108m in 2020 before his price deteriorated off the back of a disappointing season and the COVID-19 crisis.
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The German giants have always been reluctant to sell more than one of their best players in the same transfer window, meaning Erling Haaland could be next in line to depart following Sancho’s exit.
His £64m release clause kicks in, in the summer of 2022 and clubs are already queueing up for his services.
Kehl, however, has also confirmed that Bellingham is on Liverpool’s radar but there has been no indication he’ll be leaving the club anytime soon.
“There’s lot of interest around Jude Bellingham, not only Liverpool. But there is no bottom line and no exit clause,” Kehl told SPORT1.
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“He is loved, he enjoys that. There are no signs he could leave BVB soon.”
The lack of release clause in Bellingham’s Dortmund contract is likely to see the Bundesliga side demand an eye-watering figure for the teenager.
Haaland’s £64m release clause could also see Bellingham become the club’s biggest-ever sale.
Tottenham sporting director Fabio Paratici recently revealed that he came close to landing both Haaland and Bellingham during his time upstairs at Juventus.
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“Haaland could have come to us at the time of Molde but he chose Salzburg and then Borussia Dortmund, where he would have immediately had more space,” he said.
“And yes, speaking of Dortmund players, it is true that Bellingham stayed at Continassa for a week, before choosing Germany.”
Bellingham was on target at the weekend when he scored a stunning solo goal in the 3-1 win at Arminia.
He then backed it up with a man-of-the-match display in last night’s 2-0 DFB Pokal win over Ingolstadt.
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