Darwin Nunez became the most expensive acquisition in the Reds’ entire history when he made the £85million switch from Portuguese side Benfica during the summer window, but it appears he may not hold that title for long.
What’s the latest news involving Bellingham?
It is understood that Bellingham has been identified by Liverpool’s recruitment team as a leading midfield target and, having made strong progress, the club are working on a deal which would see him head to Merseyside next summer.
Dortmund were unwilling to sanction the 19-year-old’s departure for less than £103million during the summer transfer window, when Real Madrid were also among his suitors, and that remains his price tag.
Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have joined the race for Bellingham’s signature as well.
Despite facing stiff competition, it has emerged that the Reds are expecting to win the race for the central midfielder’s services.
Bellingham has been called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Nations League clashes with Italy and Germany, which will take place during the current international break.
What has Dean Jones said about Bellingham?
Jones believes Liverpool are happy to go the extra mile and smash their record outlay in order to swoop for Bellingham.
The transfer insider feels it is only a matter of time before Nunez is surpassed as the Merseyside giants’ most expensive arrival.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “I think they would be willing to break their transfer record to sign Bellingham.
“That would only mean getting to about £80million, so it’s probably going to happen soon anyway given the way prices are.”
Would Bellingham be a good signing for Liverpool?
Bellingham was described as ‘exceptional’ by Pep Guardiola after current employers Dortmund lost to Manchester City in their Champions League group stage clash last week.
The teenager is at the top of the charts when it comes to average match ratings among his team-mates in the Bundesliga this season, emphasising that he is a consistently high performer.
Bellingham may not boast Premier League experience, but he has made 100 appearances in Germany and chalked up 31 goal contributions along the way.
The 15-cap England international, would also be a shrewd investment by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp because of Naby Keita’s current situation.
The central midfielder has entered the final 12 months of his £130,000-per-week contract at Anfield, leading to doubts over his long-term future.