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Euro Paper Talk: Fabrizio Romano gives Liverpool major shot in arm in Jude Bellingham race; Newcastle chasing LaLiga double deal

Jude Bellingham and friend after final Dortmund game of season

Liverpool have been given a major boost to their hopes of landing Jude Bellingham, although they will have to wait to land the Dortmund star, while Thursday’s Euro Paper Talk claims that Newcastle are confident of sealing a double deal from Atletico Madrid.

ROMANO NAMECHECKS LIVERPOOL IN BELLINGHAM CHASE

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has seemingly given Liverpool a big lift in their chase for Jude Bellingham, although they will have to bide their time.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder continues to be one the most sought-after players in Europe after excelling in the Bundesliga and at international level with England.

And now Romano has given an insight into the 18-year-old’s plans going forward. And he has given the Reds a namecheck in the process.

“There is no chance for Jude Bellingham to leave Borussia Dortmund before summer 2023,” the Guardian journalist told Caught Offside.

“The player made this decision together with the club in a meeting in February, he will stay at Borussia for another year.

Liverpool are certainly interested for next summer – his talent and personality make him look like the perfect fit for a Jurgen Klopp team – but there is absolutely no definite deal because so many clubs want Jude and it will be an open race.”

Bellingham will not come cheap

Bellingham’s existing Dortmund contract runs out in 2025 and it’s thought he could cost in the region of £100million.

Klopp wants Jude Bellingham but he’ll have to wait

Liverpool want to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund but they will have to wait until next summer

The youngster scored six goals and added 14 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund this season.

However, judging by Romano’s comments it looks like the Reds will have to be patient to get their man.

In some ways that’s not a bad thing, as the likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago and James Milner will all be a year older and Bellingham would have an easier transition into Jurgen Klopp’s first team.

As for the player himself, the former Birmingham man admitted that his fate is now in his own hands, after watching teammate Erling Haaland head to Manchester City.

HOWE HOPEFUL OF LANDING ATLETICO DUO

Yannick Carrasco, Renan Lodi, Atletico Madrid, April 2022.

Newcastle United are hoping to sign Atletico Madrid pair Renan Lodi and Yannick Carrasco this summer. (Marca)

Real Madrid are prepared to pay €120million (£102m) for AC Milan winger Rafael Leao. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Bayern Munich remain hopeful of signing Sadio Mane this summer. They also believe the Liverpool forward is keen on a move to the German champions. (Bild)

Serge Gnabry is wanted back at Arsenal but the Gunners may have to be patient in pursuit of a familiar face. (SportBild)

Alexandre Lacazette is closing in on a free transfer move back to former club Lyon when his Arsenal contract expires next month. (Todofichajes)

Ousmane Dembele could stay at Barcelona, with small agreements made in negotiations over a new deal. (Diario Sport)

HAMMERS STILL CHASING FIORENTINA MAN

Nikola Milenkovic, Fiorentina, February 2022.

West Ham are still hopeful of signing Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic this summer. (Corriere dello Sport)

Three clubs have approached Xavi Simons and his agents in the last few months to sign him on a free move. However, the plan is for the youngster to remain at PSG. (Fabrizio Romano)

Lyon and Marseille have both made offers for Eddie Nketiah, although the Arsenal forward now looks set to stay in north London. (Footmercato)

Barcelona have told Ez Abde that he will be part of the club’s first-team squad next season. That is despite links to both Leeds and Wolves. (Sport)

Everton and Crystal Palace are eyeing Brazilian midfielder Ederson Silva, who plays for Serie A club Salernitana.

MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP

Wolves loanee Francisco Trincao

Francisco Trincao has ended his loan spell at Wolves and is back at Barcelona. However, the attacker is now keen on a move to Sporting Lisbon. (Mundo Deportivo)

German midfielder Pascal Gross is in advanced talks over a new contract at Brighton. His current deal is set to run out in June. (Kicker)

Xabi Alonso is leaving his role as Real Sociedad ‘B’ boss. The former Liverpool midfielder is expected to be handed a high-profile job this summer. (Football Espana)

Barcelona forward Ferran Jutgla has confirmed he’s leaving the club with a move to Club Brugge on the cards. (Football Espana)