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After 12 months of talks, Real Madrid are now negotiating a fee to sign Liverpool target

According to Marca, Real Madrid are now stepping up their pursuit of Liverpool target Jude Bellingham after 12 months of negotiations.

Real Madrid hunt Liverpool target

Well, the Spanish giants snatched the Champions League from Liverpool then beat the Reds to a deal for Aurelien Tchouameni – now they plan to make it a hat-trick of upsets for Jürgen Klopp.

Marca believe Real Madrid are currently in discussions over financial figures regarding a move for Bellingham, having spent the last year laying the groundwork for what appears to be one of the biggest deals in footballing history.

Interest in the 19-year-old has grown even more intense in recent weeks as the teenager was presented with the captain’s armband by Borussia Dortmund, which he wore with pride as he scored in the last night’s 4-1 win over Sevilla.

In doing so, Bellingham became the youngest captain to score in the Champions League, as well as the first teenage midfielder to score in three consecutive Champions League games.

The England international also became the first England teenager to start a Champions League game as captain.

Bellingham has now scored four goals in 12 appearances this season, while providing two assists.

Liverpool are in serious danger of losing to Real Madrid

In our view, Liverpool are now in serious danger of missing out on Bellingham.

Marca believe Real Madrid are able to afford a move for the Birmingham-born wonderkid, with Borussia Dortmund valuing their No.22 at £130m.

On the contrary, The Athletic’s James Pearce thinks the numbers involved could be a problem for Liverpool, as they aren’t exactly the biggest spenders with Fenway Sports Group (FSG) at the helm.

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Moreover, Marca say that Borussia Dortmund general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke is an ally of Real Madrid and often talks to Los Blancos.

Consequently, Liverpool may now struggle to sign Bellingham with Real Madrid taking their pursuit very seriously.

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