Borussia Dortmund’s courted midfielder Jude Bellingham has apparently already turned down two interested parties.
How sports1– Chief reporter Patrick Berger reported in the podcast “Die Dortmund-Woche”, Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain will definitely not be awarded the contract with the 19-year-old Englishman.
Accordingly, one reason for the rejection of Chelsea is the headline-grabbing transfer policy of recent weeks, in January alone the Blues spent around 300 million euros on new players. Added to this is the generally uncertain prospect of whether Chelsea owner Todd Boehly will stay with the club in the long term.
However, according to Berger, Liverpool FC is currently in pole position when it comes to courting Bellingham. However, the current sporting situation of the Reds, who are currently only tenth in the Premier League, makes the English international hesitate. After all, Bellingham’s aim is to be guaranteed to be represented in the international competition every year.
Thanks to the Liverpool crisis: will Bellingham stay with BVB?
If Liverpool were safely on course towards Champions League qualification, Berger said Bellingham might have already made his commitment.
Liverpool’s crises could also give BVB hope that Bellingham will stay in Dortmund beyond the coming summer. An offer from Westphalia to make Bellingham the top earner with an annual salary of up to 15 million euros is said to be in the pipeline.
Bellingham’s current contract with BVB runs until 2025. In the summer of 2020, Dortmund transferred 25 million euros to Birmingham City for him.