Liverpool have been firmly linked with Jude Bellingham for many months now, though it’s possible the club could look to another “blockbuster” signing (as described by Tam McManus on Football Insider) as an alternative or additional transfer.
The same publication is now reporting that West Ham United expect Declan Rice to leave next summer amid interest from the Reds, Manchester United and Chelsea.
That is tough competition for Jurgen Klopp’s men, although that could easily be overcome if the German’s men manage to secure top-four football at the expense of both teams.
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Given that Bellingham is likely to set an interested party back well past the £100m mark (taken together, it’s suggested the pair could cost a combined £201m (as claimed by football.london)) , this could prove completely unfeasible for a club with Liverpool’s finances. .
This situation could change quickly, of course, if Fenway Sports Group handed over the keys to another group capable of catapulting us into the stratosphere occupied by the likes of Manchester City and now Newcastle United.
It’s an unlikely scenario, it must be said, although it would secure the future of our midfield for at least the next decade, if we could somehow pull it off.
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