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Ben Chilwell has already delivered his verdict on Jude Bellingham amid Chelsea transfer links

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham ahead of potentially looking to sign him and comments from Ben Chilwell point to how the young gun would be welcomed at Stamford Bridge.

The transfer development is according to a report by Eurosport, who claim Chelsea, who return to Premier League action on Saturday when they face Newcastle United at St James’ Park, remain keen on adding a new midfielder to their ranks.

Throughout the summer transfer window, the Blues, despite carrying out some very impressive transfer business, were closely linked with West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice as Frank Lampard looked to bolster his defensive-midfield options.

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Having spent more than £200million on seven new additions prior to the latter stages of the window, Chelsea were unable to cap off a memorable summer by adding Rice to their ranks, with the Hammers demanding a fee of around £80million.

Despite that, Chelsea, who will travel to St James’ Park on Saturday looking to record a third successive Premier League victory, have continued to be heavily linked with a move for Rice, who started his career at Stamford Bridge before leaving to join West Ham in 2014.

But if a move for Rice is not going to prove possible for Chelsea, they may switch their attentions to Bellingham, who was linked with a move to west London prior to joining Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham City in July.

Eurosport claims that Bellingham is being watched by Chelsea as they mull over the prospect of launching a future transfer for him, even though the likeliness of that happening anytime soon is very slim, especially when you take into account the factors that he has only recently joined Dortmund.

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