PEP GUARDIOLA and the Manchester City hierarchy are decided to win the combat for Jude Bellingham.
Real Madrid believe they’re main the race for the £100million-plus rated England midfielder, as SunSport revealed on Wednesday.
However Etihad sources reckon the prospect of working with Guardiola will swing the Dortmund star’s resolution of their favour.
Bellingham, 19, is needed by the most important golf equipment on the planet — together with Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson tried to persuade Bellingham Anfield was the place for him whereas they have been in Qatar for the World Cup.
The Birmingham City youth product has been the highest goal for Kop boss Jurgen Klopp for greater than a yr and is conscious how a lot the German needs to work with him.
Requested a couple of January transfer, Klopp mentioned: “I’m the unsuitable particular person to ask about whether or not Jude is on the market in January.
“The January window? We’re wanting and if one thing occurs, we’ll see. From a sports activities aspect, we’re at all times ready.”
SunSport additionally instructed how United boss Erik ten Hag is plotting a £200m raid for Bellingham and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.
City assume they will seal a Bellingham deal due to Guardiola signing to keep till 2025 and additionally the possibility to reunite with his previous Borussia Dortmund pal Erling Haaland.
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All of his suitors have been instructed that Bellingham will prioritise soccer causes over cash when he picks his subsequent membership.
He’s anticipated to go away Germany in the summertime and City are ready to shatter the £100m British transfer document they paid to Aston Villa for Jack Grealish in the summertime of 2021.
Bellingham is valued at £130m by Dortmund if the deal is structured with staggered funds like most mega-money strikes.
Nevertheless, it’s understood that he may go away for simply £83m if all the price is paid up entrance.
City see signing Bellingham as the best manner to revamp their midfield sooner or later.
Ilkay Gundogan, 32, is out of contract in the summertime.
And Bernardo Silva is uncertain over his future, with Barcelona having tried to signal him final summer time.