The race to sign Jude Bellingham in the summer looks set to be one of the hottest in Europe this summer.
The 16-year-old has been linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs.
The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been mentioned as clubs interested in signing the young midfielder.
United have reportedly been in contact with Birmingham City about a move worth around £25million for Bellingham at the end of the season, but no deal has yet been agreed.
With that said, here’s a look at the latest surrounding the 16-year-old’s future.
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Birmingham’s price tag
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The Championship club were said to have set a price tag of around £25million on the young midfielder, though recent reports and increased interest from a number of clubs mean that the final price for a transfer could raise even higher.
The list of clubs said to have been monitoring the midfielder is extensive. From the Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea have all been mentioned.
And from further afield, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are also said to be keeping a keen eye on the 16-year-old.
Arsenal were said to have an advantage over Man United in the race to sign Bellingham.
The Gunners would apparently be fine with allowing Bellingham to return to St. Andrew’s on loan for a year, which would be more enticing for the Championship club as they seek to push on in the league next season.
Bellingham’s family were also said to favour this route, which would allow the young star to gain more experience of first team football than if he were to join a big club and be forced to spend periods on the bench.
Borussia Dortmund deal