Paper Talk: Big problem emerges for Liverpool, Chelsea in £80m Bellingham chase

Date published: Friday 10th September 2021 8:43 - Rob McCarthy

A major problem has emerged in Liverpool and Chelsea’s chase for Borussia Dortmund sensation Jude Bellingham, while Friday’s transfer gossip claims that Manchester City are ready to make a move for a Real Madrid legend.


Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly facing a major problem in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham.

The 18-year-old, who only moved to Dortmund last summer, is a long-term target of the Blues’, according to a report from Goal over the summer.

The report back in June claimed that the Stamford Bridge outfit were trying to build a strong relationship with the Bundesliga outfit in their pursuit of Bellingham and prolific striker Erling Haaland.

However, a report from the Daily Star earlier this week claims that Jurgen Klopp has identified the teenage sensation as Liverpool’s top target next summer. Indeed, the Reds have been tipped to make an £80million offer to Dortmund.

But a big problem has emerged in the duo’s reported pursuit of Bellingham.

According to Sport 1 reporter Patrick Berger, the England youngster does not have a release clause in his contract at Signal Iduna Park. That makes life a lot harder for any clubs that try to sign him.

Bellingham still has just under four years remaining on his contract with the German club. That leaves Dortmund in an incredibly strong position regarding the player’s future.

The report on Football.London states that Dortmund would only sell if they receive a sensational bid. That bid is likely to be well in excess of £80m if Bellingham carries on his current rate of progress.

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