A potential swap deal between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, involving Jude Bellingham and Naby Keita, won’t occur in the January window.
This comes courtesy of a tweet from Bundesliga expert Christian Falk amid ongoing speculation over the 19-year-old’s future.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) October 5, 2022
With the Guinean international’s future still up in the air, speculation sprang from allegations over Dortmund’s interest in the No.8.
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With a £131.6m asking price slapped on the back of the teenager (whom ex-teammate Erling Haaland labelled ‘amazing’), there will understandably be fears over the Reds being outmanoeuvred by our rivals in the transfer market – particularly should Bellingham deliver at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
A January deal would have always been somewhat unlikely, to say the least, given how absolutely critical the midfielder is to his current outfit.
That’s not to say that a pre-arrangement of sorts couldn’t be agreed between both parties to ensure that the German club get a midfield replacement for their star prodigy, should an exit occur next summer, and we add a top midfielder to our ranks.