Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham remains linked to a move to Chelsea
Borussia Dortmund will not hear offers of less than €120m (£103m) next summer, according to reports. However, Chelsea are expected to be among the bidders if that price is indeed true.
It’s clear that the Blues need a midfielder moving forward and Bellingham is someone they’ve been targeted in the past.
Now an established international player with England, there aren’t many midfielders more valuable than the 18-year-old. Needless to say, there are plenty of clubs across Europe that have an interest in him – although a move from Dortmund this summer seems highly unlikely, football. london understands.
“The only future I think about is Dortmund’s next game,” the England international said last month. “I’m looking forward to next season, I’m looking forward to starting over. But yeah, I’ll be here next season and I’ll be ready.”
Next summer, though – well, that’s a different story. Unless Bellingham agrees to new terms with the German club before next summer, he will enter the transfer market with two years left on his contract. Dortmund would likely be more tempted, or open, to sell the teenager.
Now, according to SportBILD, as quoted by BVBbuzz, Borussia Dortmund will not even receive offers below £103m for Bellingham next summer. That said, if that price is indeed true, The Telegraph’s Matt Law expects Chelsea to be among the bidders.
He said on Twitter: “If this is right and the price is around €120m (£103m) next summer, I hope Chelsea are among the #cfc bidders.”
It’s a waiting game with the Englishman, but he’s sure to improve the Blues in the long run. Let’s see how the transfer saga unfolds.