Jude Bellingham has always been tipped to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer but the German club have never officially declared he would be up for sale when the window is open.
Liverpool are currently favourites to sign Bellingham but there are chances he moves to a Manchester City or even a Real Madrid when the time comes.
Dortmund seem to be preparing for life without Bellingham, as they have entered into negotiations with another Bundesliga star.
According to Christian Falk, Borussia Dortmund entering into negotiations to sign Daicihi Kamada from Eintracht Frankfurt is a sign they are preparing for life without Jude Bellingham.
There are very few chances Bellingham makes the decision to stay in Germany this season, and that much is likely to be clear to Dortmund.
Bellingham has a preference for England according to reports and the feeling is that if Liverpool finish within the top four then it is certain he will play at Anfield next season.
Bellingham is yet to make a decision but Dortmund will know the chances of him deciding to spend another year with them are very low.
A decision is expected as the summer window draws closer, and it will be intriguing to see whether he chooses Merseyside or Manchester, or maybe even Madrid.