The race for the signature of Jude Bellingham took another turn this week, as it was reported that Liverpool were assessing other summer options. It has now emerged, according to ESPN, that Man City have moved to the front of the queue for the England international.
The reigning England champions are reportedly growing confident that they can strike a deal for the 19-year-old, as Pep Guardiola looks to add midfield options to his squad ahead of the 2023-24 season.
Bellingham transfer race involves Man City
Liverpool had long been seen as the most likely destination for the Borussia Dortmund star, but the transfer fee likely required has deterred the Reds. However, City still face competition to sign Bellingham, as Real Madrid are among the clubs still in the hunt.
It remains to be seen whether the 19-year-old would prefer a move back to his home country, while a contract extension at Borussia Dortmund also remains on the table.