Why Jude Bellingham has been put off Liverpool transfer in boost for Man Utd

Jude Bellingham’s family have reportedly been put off a move to Liverpool. The 16-year-old is the subject of interest from Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and the Reds as the race for his signature hots up.

Any deal for Bellingham is likely to include a loan back to the Midlands for at least another season.

He is a regular in the side and it’s thought that consistent game time is by far the best thing for development right now.

The fee being quoted is around £30million and Manchester United appear to be at the front of the queue.

Nonetheless, Bellingham is taking his time to ponder his options.

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He has already visited Carrington where he met with Sir Alex Ferguson to find out more about the club, its future and current values.

Dortmund cannot be ruled out at this stage either.

Jadon Sancho has been a trailblazer for young English talent to move abroad.

In the past two seasons he has become a £100m player and Bellingham will see the German club as an opportunity to follow a similar path.

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According to 90min, the Reds have some work to do if they want to sign Bellingham.

That’s because they have balked at Birmingham’s £30m valuation.

It’s a gesture that is believed to have made the player’s family feel as though the Premier League leaders do not rate Bellingham very highly.

Klopp’s strategy has always been to develop players through coaching, but now Liverpool are starting to sign superstars too.

There is intense competition for places in Liverpool’s midfield as it stands.

Adam Lallana is set to depart on a free transfer at the end of the season though, which could free up a space.

Another young English prodigy in Curtis Jones looks to take his place in the first team.

Liverpool’s priority this summer appears to be another forward with Timo Werner high on the agenda.

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