A new claim has emerged regarding Liverpool’s reported interest in Jude Bellingham.
The Reds continue to be linked with a move for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder ahead of the summer transfer window. Jurgen Klopp and the Anfield hierarchy are well known to be admirers of Bellingham, but it remains to be seen if a move materialises.
As well as Liverpool, the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Bellingham. Various reports have suggested that Dortmund would demand a fee in the region of £100m-£130m for the player’s signature.
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According to journalist Christian Falk, Klopp has now stepped in to make sure that Liverpool go for Bellingham as "top, top" priority.
It has been claimed that the Reds boss has told the club that other transfer targets should be “pushed down the pecking order”. The report goes on to say that other possible targets, such as Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani, are deemed not as important at the moment.
Opening up on Klopp's apparent "intervention", Falk said: "Jurgen Klopp made his thoughts very clear: Bellingham is now the top, top target. He said that every other transfer should be pushed down the pecking order; names like Randal Kolo Muani aren’t as important at the moment."
Bellingham is not the only midfielder linked with a move to Liverpool. Chelsea’s Mason Mount, Wolves’ Matheus Nunes, Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Kone and Barcelona’s Gavi have also been listed as possible targets.
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