Transfer Talk: Borussia Dortmund committed to Bellingham despite Premier League interest

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TOP STORY: Bellingham Approaches: Dortmund takes a step back

According to Patrick Berger, Sport1 journalist, Borussia Dortmund will reject any offer for wonderkid Jude Bellingham. However, Liverpool is interested.

Jurgen Klopp is believed to be watching the England international and considering a possible transfer next summer to bolster his midfield options.

The contract for the 18-year old still has four years remaining and there is no release clause. This allows the Bundesliga club to possibly stand firm on their commitment not to lose the midfielder.

After becoming the youngest player to represent the Blues at the age of 16, Bellingham moved from Birmingham City to Dortmund last season for approximately 20 million. This transfer was a record for a 17 year-old.

He has played in Gareth Southgate’s squads since then. He made his England debut in November 2020, and he also participated in three European Championships appearances.

Klopp, who had Georginio Wijaldum leave Liverpool on a free after the end of his summer contract, was unable to find a replacement but has been in contact with several to fill the void.

Bellingham has played with Liverpool players in England's side. Most recently, Bellingham teamed up with Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield at Wembley to face Andorra.

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PAPER GOSSIP

According to AS Spanish outlet, Real Madrid is considering a move for Agustin Alvarez (20 years old) According to AS, Los Blancos are interested as the youngster in their continued search for promising talent on international markets. He plays in the first division for Uruguayan team Penarol. Alvarez made his international debut on Monday for Uruguay against Bolivia. He also scored in a victory of 4-2.

Calciomercato reports that Fiorentina striker Dusan Velahovic will sign a new contract with the Serie A club, but could still leave the club before the expiry date. Although he was being linked to a number of clubs during the summer transfer market, the 21-year old decided to remain with his current club. According to reports, the new deal will run until 2025. It would make Vlahovic the highest-earning player in club history, with nearly 5m per year including bonuses. A release clause of 80m has been included, which could lead to his departure.

- Liverpool are in the race to sign AC Milan's midfielder Franck Kesselie, with Thiago Alcantara potentially moving the other way. Calciomercato reports that the Reds are joining Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain and others in seeking a move for the Ivory Coast international. The Rossoneri may lose the 24-year-old midfielder because he has only one year left on his current contract. Non-Serie A clubs would be able sign him on a contract agreement in January.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton are keeping an eye on Burnley winger Dwight McNeil in preparation for a move to Merseyside. Rafa Benitez, New Toffees boss, was reported to be interested in the England youth international. However, the club's financial constraints prevented a move from happening. The focus now shifts to the future transfer windows and McNeil's development in the coming season.

Bayern Munich is eyeing Konrad Laimer, after securing Marcel Sabitzer as a star for RB Leipzig. Calciomercato reports that the Bundesliga champions want to add the midfielder. He played every game at the European Championships for Austria, scoring one assist with his compatriot Sabitzer.

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