It’s no secret that Chelsea are interested in Borussia Dortmund’s defensive midfielder Jude Bellingham. But who isn’t?
Reports in the British media claim that Chelsea are linked with fresh move for Jude Bellingham.
Borussia Dortmund spent 23 million euros to sign the England international from Birmingham City in the summer of 2020. The 18-year-old has four years left on his current contract which expires in 2025.
The midfielder has banged in four goals and provided four assists in 46 matches for Dortmund last term on all fronts.
The 18-year-old is considered to be one of the best defensive midfielders in England. Jude Bellingham has represented England at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-21 level, winning 26 caps and scoring 7 goals, before making his senior international debut in November 2020. As a member of England national football team, Bellingham won seven caps.
The England international has been in impressive form for Dortmund last season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel wants to sign a new defensive midfielder and Bellingham is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The 18-year-old is a long-term target of Chelsea and could be a decent addition for Tuchel’s side.
Jude Bellingham is a skilled defensive midfielder who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch.
According to the report, “Chelsea are keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund youngster Jude Bellingham. The Blues have a well documented interest in West Ham United defensive midfielder Declan Rice. But his price may mean any potential move is prohibitive. According to Eurosport, Chelsea have an eye on the 19-year-old Bellingham. West Ham are currently asking for over £100m for Rice. The England midfielder did his transfer value no harm after an excellent Euro 2020 campaign. Bellingham is viewed as a cheaper alternative, although Chelsea would still have to part with a substantial fee to sign the former Birmingham City man.”
TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS
The Blues will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Borussia Dortmund to the negotiating table. Chelsea have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Jude Bellingham ideal fit for Chelsea?
Jude Bellingham is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long term investment for Chelsea.
Signing the 18-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Tuchel.
A defensive midfielder of Bellingham’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Chelsea squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Tuchel’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
It will be interesting to see if Chelsea make their move for the 18-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.