Liverpool consider ending Jude Bellingham pursuit

Liverpool are reportedly considering pulling the plug on the move for Jude Bellingham, a target for Real Madrid.

Liverpool are looking to improve their midfield options. And a report from AS claims that their pursuit of Jude Bellingham, a target for Real Madrid, could come to an abrupt end, because of the complications surrounding the transfer.

The report from the Spanish publication claims that Bellingham will cost around €150 million in the summer transfer window and that Liverpool could walk away from the transfer and focus on other targets.

It appears that Spanish giants Real Madrid are the front-runners to sign the 19-year-old English international, who impressed in the recently-concluded World Cup. They certainly have the finances to pay the €150 million asking price for the midfielder, and he could be the ideal long-term replacement for club legend, Luka Modric.

Bellingham is undoubtedly a world-class talent, and he has a bright future ahead of him. There is no doubt that he would have improved Liverpool significantly. But the €150 million asking price could be beyond the Premier League side.

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Apparently, Liverpool will now focus on signing Moroccan international midfielder Sofyan Amrabat and Argentine international Enzo Fernandez. Both players did well in the World Cup, and they could prove to be quality signings for Liverpool. But recent reports have suggested that Manchester United have overtaken the Reds in the race to sign the latter.

26-year-old Amrabat was a key player for Morocco as they reached the semi-finals of the World Cup and has the quality to succeed in the Premier League.

Klopp will need to replace the likes of Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and James Milner at the end of the season. So it is no surprise that he is looking to bring in more than one central midfielder. Amrabat is at the peak of his career right now and could make an immediate impact for the Premier League club.

Meanwhile, Enzo Fernandez was chosen as the best young player at the World Cup. And he is someone with enormous potential. A world-class coach like Klopp could turn him into a superstar in the future. Liverpool recently signed Darwin Nunez from Benfica, and it will be interesting to see if they can agree to the transfer of Fernandez with the Portuguese side now.

The 21-year-old was a key player for Argentina as they lifted the World Cup last week. The player will be tempted to play at a higher level and a move to Liverpool could be the ideal next step in his career. As for Bellingham, the Englishman looks likely to join Real Madrid.

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