Chelsea hold key advantage over Liverpool in Jude Bellingham transfer race amid top four claim

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Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham is set to be at the centre of a big bidding battle from Europe’s elite clubs next summer

Chelsea have been informed they maintain a key benefit over Liverpool in the transfer race to signal Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund subsequent summer.

The Blues are set to face competition from the Reds, Manchester City and Real Madrid as Dortmund put together themselves for a flurry of huge affords for their prized asset. Bellingham is regarded to be one of the most talented youngsters in the world and ought to demand a massive transfer price which would wreck Jack Grealish’s £100million cross to City which is the current British record.

Madrid are concept to be main the race for the 19-year-old having entered ‘advanced talks’ over a cross with club president Florentino Perez prepared to pay an £87million fee. Dortmund had slapped a rate tag of £131million on the England global over the summer transfer window but should be compelled to promote next summer despite Bellingham’s contract running till 2026.

Liverpool locate themselves in a difficult situation at present after picking up simply two wins from their opening eight Premier League fixtures, presently sat 10th in the desk and six factors adrift of the top four. Former Reds midfielder Jamie Redknapp has highlighted a key advantage each Chelsea and City keep against Liverpool in the race for Bellingham’s signature after Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered another disappointing result.

Speaking on SkySports following the Reds’ 3-2 defeat towards Arsenal on Sunday, Redknapp said: “The dream or the hope for Liverpool followers and I’m positive Jurgen Klopp is the same, to get Jude Bellingham as a midfield player for everyone because he’s the fine midfield player in the country. He is anyone who can completely trade that midfield area however if you don’t make top four, he’s now not coming to Liverpool and that’s the dilemma they have. They’ve been in worse positions than earlier than so they will get better.”

Bellingham’s brain is unquestionable and he will choose to take the next step up into a team that can project for trophies consistently, as properly as proposing in the Champions League every year. Should Liverpool’s poor form proceed throughout the season and they miss out on a top 4 spot at the fee of Chelsea and City, it will definitely rule them out of the strolling for the 19-year-old despite being inclined to in shape Dortmund’s asking charge due to their want for a new midfielder after injury troubles and an ageing squad.

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