Liverpool report: New midfield signing pursuit revealed, after Reds move on from Jude Bellingham

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during his side's 4-1 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League in April 2023.
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Liverpool have ended their interest in Jude Bellingham – and a new midfield target has been revealed.

The Reds have decided to move on from chasing teenage sensation Bellingham, according to multiple reports, after deciding that the £120 million or so deemed to sign him was too steep an asking price.

With the Reds needing to restructure their squad – and potentially missing out on the Champions League this season and the extra money that brings – the Liverpool recruitment team are set to spread the money across multiple players. But still, one star has emerged as the No.1 priority in midfield. 

Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund at Deutsche Bank Park on October 29, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Interest in Jude Bellingham has ended for Liverpool (Image credit: Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Football Insider now claims that Brighton and Hove Albion star Alexis Mac Allister is the top target for Jurgen Klopp, with CaughtOffside claiming that a significant pay rise may be enough to secure him.

Mac Allister, a World Cup winner with Argentina in December, is reportedly on £50,000 a week at the Amex. 

But with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United said to be keen on the midfielder, it could still be a high figure that lands Mac Allister. 

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the Argentine would like a move this summer, claiming, "I’m told Alexis Mac Allister has chances to leave in the summer as he’d love a top club move, but Brighton guarantee they’ve not fixed a price tag yet and I guess is going to be another big fight to sign Brighton star in the summer."

Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton & Hove Albion celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa at American Express Community Stadium on November 13, 2022 in Brighton, England.

Alexis Mac Allister is now Liverpool's big target (Image credit: Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

A No.8 or No.10 who can play in a midfield three, Mac Allister would certainly fit Jurgen Klopp's system but may facilitate a move to a 4-2-3-1 formation. 

The midfielder is worth €42m, according to Transfermarkt

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Josko Gvardiol is a top target, with Mason Mount on the wishlist, too. Seven other players are in the summer plans, with an eye on the future as well. A player dubbed "the next Luka Modric" could be targeted, while Benfica's latest starlet Florentino Luis is being considered. 15-year-old Kendry Paez is also being linked

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