Borussia Dortmund confident of landing Birmingham's Jude Bellingham

Borussia Dortmund are increasingly confident of landing Birmingham’s £35m-rated Jude Bellingham with the starlet impressed with their development of Jadon Sancho

  • Jude Bellingham is being monitored by a number of top clubs across Europe
  • Borussia Dortmund believe they can tempt the 16-year-old to Germany
  • Birmingham are thought to be demanding at least £35million for the youngster 

Borussia Dortmund are increasingly confident of landing Birmingham prodigy Jude Bellingham this summer even though they have yet to agree a deal with the Championship club.

At 16, Bellingham is one of the most exciting prospects in English football, even though he cannot sign his first professional contract until he turns 17 on June 29. Birmingham are thought to be looking for a package of about £35million.

Bellingham is also admired by a host of clubs in England and abroad, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

Borussia Dortmund are increasingly confident of landing Birmingham’s Jude Bellingham

Dortmund are known as one of the top destinations in the world for the best young talent. England attacker Jadon Sancho and Norwegian striker Erling Haaland are two prominent names who chose the Bundesliga club over wealthier suitors.

Bellingham has had huge success playing in a wide midfield role for Birmingham, but the feeling at Dortmund is that he will ultimately play as a central attacking midfielder.

The player himself is also thought to be impressed at the progress Sancho has made at Dortmund. 

The starlet is admired by a host of clubs including Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Juventus

When he left Manchester City to move to Germany in 2017, Sancho was still a fine prospect, yet in less than three years he has developed into one of the most dangerous players in Europe.

Bellingham did not feature in Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth round meeting with Leicester, with boss Pep Clotet keen not to overload him after 34 appearances this term.

Clotet said: ‘I want him to have a completely fresh, new start for Saturday. I know that will disappoint the fans, the fact he will not play against Premier League opposition. It is very simple, his team-mates need to win so we can play another Premier League team.’

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