It’s no secret that Chelsea are interested in Bellingham. But who isn’t?
British source claim that Chelsea are preparing mega offer for Jude Bellingham.
Borussia Dortmund reportedly paid Birmingham City 23 million euros for Jude Bellingham earlier this year. The 17-year-old has a valid contract with BVB until June 2023.
In 11 appearances for Borussia, Bellingham has managed to score one goal, and create two goals for his teammates.
The 17-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England.
Jude Bellingham has represented England at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-21 level, winning 25 caps and scoring 7 goals, before making his senior international debut in November 2020. As a member of England national football team, Bellingham won one cap.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Chelsea.
The 17-year-old is widely regarded as a key transfer target for Chelsea this winter.
Frank Lampard has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The report claims that Chelsea manager has extensively scouted Bellingham and is considering a move for the midfielder. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.
The England international will offer the Chelsea boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Chelsea are reportedly planning to make a move for Jude Bellingham when the transfer window opens. The teenager only made the move from Birmingham to Borussia Dortmund over the summer. However, according to Eurosport, via the Daily Express, his time at the Westfalonstadion could be a brief one. They claim Chelsea are ready to make the recently-capped England midfielder a priority signing at Stamford Bridge. The Blues could even shelve their plans to re-sign Declan Rice with the 17-year-old now their top target. West Ham’s £70m asking price makes a deal to prise Rice back across London difficult. However – and while Bellingham would be pretty costly himself – persuading Dortmund into a sale may be easier. The Blues would likely need to spend £50m to bring Bellingham back to England. That would represent a 100% profit for Dortmund after just 11 appearances in their side.”
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Chelsea 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.
Good signing for Chelsea?
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Chelsea.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Although he may not be an immediate improvement to the squad, he could be a valuable signing for the future if he continues to progress at this rate.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Chelsea.
The ball is in Chelsea’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Jude Bellingham.
How strong that interest is and whether Chelsea will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Should Chelsea make a move for Jude Bellingham this winter?
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.