Dortmund confirm Liverpool’s Jude Bellingham interest and no contract clause

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed Liverpool's interest in signing Jude Bellingham and have revealed that there is no release clause in his current contract.

Daily Star Sport understands Bellingham is Jurgen Klopp's number one transfer target as he weighs up how to improve his Liverpool side next summer.

The Reds could face competition from a number of their title rivals, though, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United all linked with a move for Bellingham in recent months.

German outlet Bild have also reported this week that Dortmund have set their asking price at £101million as they attempt to hold off interest in the teenage midfielder.

Dortmund's head of first-team football, Sebastian Kehl, confirmed the interest from Liverpool in an interview with Sport1.

“There's a lot of interest around Jude Bellingham, not only Liverpool," explained Kehl.

“But there is no bottom line and no exit clause. He is loved, he enjoys that. There are no signs he could leave BVB soon”

Bellingham moved to Dortmund last summer for £20million from Birmingham City and has continued to impress since arriving in Germany.

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He has scored three goals and provided seven assists in 15 club appearances so far this season, including three goal contributions in Dortmund's opening three Champions League matches.

He also broke into the senior England squad last season, making his debut aged 17 in November 2020 and later being included in the squad for the Euros.

Bellingham made three substitute appearances during the finals as England went all the way to the final, becoming the Three Lions' youngest ever player at a major tournament in the process.

Liverpool's heightening interest in Bellingham also comes as reports link Dortmund with a move for his younger brother, Jobe Bellingham.

16-year-old Jobe is currently still at Birmingham and is a member of their under-18 side, but has twice been included on the bench for the first team this season.

The right-winger was named amongst the substitutes in the first two rounds of the Carabao Cup back in August while still aged just 15.

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