Liverpool report: Reds dealt major blow as Jude Bellingham's father holds talks with rival suitor

Jude Bellingham
Liverpool are one of several clubs keen to sign Jude Bellingham (Image credit: Getty Images)

Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Jude Bellingham amid reports that the player's father held talks with Real Madrid this week.

The Reds are desperate to win the race for the signature of the in-demand Borussia Dortmund midfielder this summer. 

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).