Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenburg has reported that Liverpool are the likeliest club to sign Borussia Dortmund and Man City target Jude Bellingham.

Liverpool are hot favourites for Man City target Jude Bellingham

Furthermore, he has claimed that the Bundesliga side will demand a fee in the region of £88 million and £133 million to let go of the England international, as they have no chance to keep hold of him.

It has also been stated that Jurgen Klopp considers the 19-year-old as his primary target.

While the German coach has not spoken directly with Bellingham, other club representatives such as former sporting director, Julian Ward have, as per Plettenburg.

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This news should disappoint Man City as it does not quite add up how Liverpool are the ‘hot’ favourites to land Jude Bellingham.

However, another concerning revelation for the Premier League champions remains that perhaps the only obstacle for the Reds is their ownership.

Real Madrid have also been mentioned alongside Man City and Liverpool as the club in line to sign Bellingham.

In our view: Man City should be able to convince the midfielder to ditch Reds move

Of course, if the youngster has his heart set on a switch to Anfield, then not many can persuade him to do otherwise.

But in terms of pitching their project, especially in contrast to Liverpool, Man City should be able to convince Bellingham to play his football at the Etihad Stadium.

The last time Jurgen Klopp’s side won either the Premier League or the Champions League was in 2020 and since then, they have reached a point where they are languishing in 9th in the league.

On the contrary, Pep Guardiola’s men are sitting 2nd in the division, having won the league 4 times out of the last 5 times and our favourites to win the Champions League this season.

Keeping that in mind, Man City should find it relatively easy to defeat their domestic rivals in the Jude Bellingham race.

Furthermore, going by a reported belief within the Real Madrid camp, it is not City’s financial muscle but rather how well-run and intelligent they are in the transfer market that is worth fearing.

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