Liverpool are expected to make a big attempt to sign Bellingham next year, but it wont be the first time theyve tried to persuade the midfielder to make the switch to Merseyside.
Their first move for the midfielder came a decade ago. Bellingham was only nine, and playing for Birminghams under-11s, when his family were first approached over a move to Merseyside.
According to The Athletic, he was handed a two-day trial at the academy training ground in Kirkby back in 2012, where Bellingham, accompanied by his parents, took part in training and was given a tour of the facilities.
During his stay he made a lasting impression on staff, James Pearce explains, not only with his ability but with his maturity.
Matt Newbury, at the time an academy scout for Liverpool, had recommended Bellingham having previously worked as academy recruitment officer for Birmingham, with a compensation deal to be worth only 9,000.
But despite their attempts to convince the player and his family to relocate from the Midlands, they decided to stay put, also turning down Chelsea and Man City.
Lets hope their next pursuit will be more successful!