Jude Bellingham

Borussia Dortmund superstar Jude Bellingham is set to be involved in a transfer merry-go-round next summer with Europe’s elite sides all vying for his signature.

The England international has enjoyed a sharp rise to prominence in the Bundesliga following his move from Birmingham City in 2020.

Still only 19 years old, Bellingham has over 130 senior appearances to his name and has already notched up double digits in international caps.

As a result, he is hot property and it’s believed that Dortmund will struggle to keep hold of him next year. The German giants sold Erling Haaland to Manchester City this summer and that move ensured that Bellingham will stay for the upcoming season as they don’t need to sell him.

His contract at the Signal Iduna Park is currently set to expire in 2025, meaning Dortmund can request a huge sum of money, even if clubs wait until next year.

It’s reported that Dortmund will ask for at least €120 million for Bellingham if any interested parties want to sign him in 2023.

Who will Bellingham join?

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been huge admirers of Bellingham for a while and have made their intentions to go in for him next summer clear. The Athletic’s James Pearce has reported that the Reds will attempt to sign the English midfielder in 2023, but will face competition for his signature.

Chelsea are one such team, with Thomas Tuchel hopeful of adding more midfield reinforcements to his squad after missing out on Aurelien Tchouameni like Liverpool. The Blues may have to decide between pursuing Bellingham or Declan Rice, however.

Manchester United are also keen on signing Bellingham after missing out on him before he joined Dortmund. The player was reportedly shown around the Carrington training facilities as Man Utd pushed to sign him from Birmingham City, but he wanted to join Dortmund thanks to their willingness to promote youth.

Furthermore, despite winning the race for Tchouameni and signing Eduardo Camavinga in 2021, Real Madrid are also set to be involved in the hunt for Bellingham as they continue to look for replacements for Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

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