Jude Bellingham next club odds as Real Madrid, Man City and Liverpool battle to sign the England star
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Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham is the subject of a huge transfer chase said to involve some of Europe's top clubs, including Liverpool and Real Madrid.
The 19-year-old, who is already one of the top players in the Bundesliga, is valued at around €110 million by Transfermarkt but it is likely that, if he does depart Dortmund, it will be for a much higher fee.
Liverpool's pursuit of Bellingham is hotly anticipated ahead of the summer, although The Athletic's David Ornstein has claimed a deal is 'increasingly unlikely', partially due to the fact that he does not have a set release clause in his contract.
That may not be as much of an issue for the likes of Real and Manchester City, who also can both guarantee Champions League football for next season at this stage.
Here are the current odds on Bellingham's next club - and who leads the race (all odds via SkyBet).
Liverpool - 2/1 (fav)
Despite the latest reports, Liverpool remain favourites to sign Bellingham from Dortmund this summer.
German football journalist Christian Falk claimed on Saturday that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp had named the 19-year-old as the club's 'top, top target', and demanded that Liverpool chiefs attempt to sign him over other targets.
Bellingham would be a significant signing for the Reds as they look to rebuild their midfield - although they will face major competition.
Real Madrid - 9/4
Real Madrid are also said to be keen suitors of Bellingham - but they may hold off on a bid until the summer of 2024.
That was reported by the Daily Mail earlier this month, who claimed that Los Blancos did not see the need to reduce the game time of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric just yet.
Both players are out of contract this summer, although the Croatian has publicly stated his desire to remain at the club, whilst talks with Kroos are ongoing.
But Goal suggest that Real and City are now leading the race to sign Bellingham. The Spanish giants may elect to sign him this summer to ensure that he does not move to Manchester.
Manchester City - 5/2
Goal also claim that City are 'confident' they can convince Bellingham to move to the Etihad Stadium this summer - which could cause a domino effect.
It is reported that Real are considering City star Bernardo Silva as a backup option should the 19-year-old join Pep Guardiola's side.
Guardiola has praised Bellingham publicly, stating in October (quotes via The Guardian): "This guy was something special [at 17, when he joined Dortmund] in terms of his mentality.
"Now he is 19 and he is already one of the captains. The quality, everybody knows it. The whole package is really good."
The rest of the pack
- Manchester United - 20/1
- Arsenal - 25/1
- Chelsea - 25/1
- Newcastle - 33/1
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