Liverpool transfer news: Talks progress on Bellingham double deal amid release clause news - sources
Borussia Dortmund are making progress on agreeing a new contract with Jude Bellingham as they also working on landing younger brother Jobe amid strong Liverpool interest, Football Insider has learned.
Dortmund are negotiating a new contract with their midfielder Bellingham as his outstanding campaign has cemented his status as one of the world’s best young players.
A German source has told Football Insider that the club are attempting to convince the 18-year-old to stay by also signing Birmingham City sensation Jobe, who is 16.
Dortmund regard the younger of the brothers as a major talent and this site has learned they watched him play for Birmingham Under-23s in their 2-1 win over Norwich City on Monday of last week.
Brother Jude was also in attendance with the Bellingham family at that match, with Jobe said to have performed very impressively by onlookers.
Bellingham senior is a player in demand after making a huge impact at Dortmund since signing from Birmingham for £25million plus add-ons in the summer of 2020.
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He is firmly established as a regular starter for the German club and has been a consistent goalscorer and creator from midfield this season.
The source explained that Liverpool are among the clubs who have been in touch about enticing him back to England.
That has pressed Dortmund into action even though the England international has a contract that runs until 2025.
They are negotiating an extension on improved terms for the teenager, and key to discussions is a potential release clause and the sum that would be involved to trigger it.
Bellingham has made 33 Bundesliga and Champions League/Europa League starts among 37 appearances in all competitions this season.
They have yielded six goals and a hugely impressive 13 assists from midfield.
Younger brother Jobe made his senior Birmingham debut in January and now has two appearances, one apiece in the Championship and FA Cup.