Jude Bellingham is set to deal a transfer blow to Chelsea by extending his contract at Borussia Dortmund.
Bellingham, 17, is hoping to become one of the breakout stars of the European Championships with England after a fine first campaign in Germany.
He has emerged as one of European football’s brightest young talents after starring in a Champions League showdown against Manchester City.
The teenage sensation has made rapid progress after leaving his boyhood club Birmingham City and is already in line for a new deal.
According to BILD, Bellingham will have his contact renewed at Dortmund by two years when he turns 18 this month.
Bellingham is hoping to play a big role at this summer’s Euros
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The new deal will keep the midfielder at the club until 2025 and deter a host of interested elite European clubs from making a move.
Bellingham made 46 appearances after being instated as a first-team regular in his first season with Dortmund and he has made a huge impact already with the Bundesliga club.
Dortmund want the Englishman to stay for a long time, coming as a blow to Premier League suitors.
It was reported by Eurosport in April that Chelsea are the club most interest in Bellingham’s signature.
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Bellingham enjoyed a brilliant campaign at Borussia Dortmund
New boss Thomas Tuchel wants to stamp his mark on his squad after the Champions League triumph with Bellingham identified as a target.
But any move to Stamford Bridge now seems extremely unlikely due to Dortmund’s reluctance to sell.
Meanwhile, Bellingham will be eagerly awaiting his chance as England’s Euros campaign kicks off against Croatia on Sunday.
The versatile midfielder was named in Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man squad and is expected to be offered opportunities…