Liverpool have submitted a £130million bid for England’s World Cup star Jude Bellingham.
The 19-year-old was arguably the Three Lions’ best player in Qatar and one of the midfielders of the tournament despite Gareth Southgate's side's quarter-final exit.
However, even before his show-stopping performances in Qatar, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder had been linked to the likes of La Liga giants Real Madrid and Premier League trio Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Liverpool are also thought to be keen, with Jurgen Klopp believed to be a huge admirer of the Birmingham-born teenager.
The Reds have endured a miserable start to the Premier League season. Indeed, the need for a midfield rejuvenation has been evident throughout the early stages of the campaign, with Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara having both been injured for sustained periods.
Liverpool bid for Bellingham
According to Spanish outlet, Defensa Central Liverpool have submitted an offer for Bellingham, in an attempt to beat Real Madrid and United to his signature.
The publication claims that a bid of £131million has been submitted. An initial £105million has been offered up front, with the other £26million made up of performance-based add-ons.
Having been beaten to the signing of France star Aurélien Tchouaméni last summer, Liverpool will not want to lose out to Los Blancos once more.
Meanwhile, the Merseyside club’s fiercest rival, United, is also likely to move to sign England midfielder Bellingham in the summer.
According to a Telegraph report, Erik ten Hag is a big admirer of Bellingham and believes he is the most complete young footballer in Europe. In turn, United will try to tempt Bellingham to sign for the club by presenting him with the idea that he will become the leader of the Red Devils’ new era.
Liverpool's other targets
Liverpool are in the race to sign Fiorentina and Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, according to the Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports report that the Reds and Chelsea are also both interested in signing Brighton star Moisés Caicedo, who impressed for Ecuador in Qatar.