Liverpool are likely to fail in any attempt to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund this summer, with the German side uninterested in a sale at this point.

That’s according to SportBILD, who rubbished the idea of Bellingham returning to England, despite reports to the contrary in the English press.

Bellingham has established himself as a star in Dortmund since his arrival from Birmingham, fully justifying their decision to move for him and the hype that has followed him from an early age.

As a result of his superb displays in the Bundesliga and in Europe, he’s been heavily linked with a return to England, with Liverpool thought to be big admirers.

They still need to replace Georginio Wijnaldum in their midfield, and recent reports in England have stated that Jurgen Klopp sees Bellingham as the man to do that.

Indeed, the latest information suggests that Liverpool are ahead in the race for Bellingham’s signature and are even planning a €105m offer to lure him away from Dortmund.

But it seems that even if that is the case, it won’t be enough as SportBILD report that all efforts to convince Bellingham of a move this summer ‘will not be crowned with success’.

Dortmund simply ‘will not let the midfielder leave’ as he has a contract until 2025, and the club have long-term plans for him because of that.

Furthermore, the newspaper argues that it is ‘hardly conceivable’ for Klopp to buy a star away from his former club, where he won two championships and the DFB cup during his time in charge.

He still holds a fondness for them, and it’s felt he would never look to weaken them, even if it were to strengthen Liverpool. Thus, any suggestion that the Reds will move should be taken with a big pinch of salt.

And, even if they do, Dortmund simply won’t be selling, regardless of the money on offer.