Chelsea set to battle Manchester United and Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham

    Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund
    Jude Bellingham continues to shine at Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty Images)

    Chelsea are set to join the race for Borussia Dortmund superstar Jude Bellingham, according to reports.

    Bellingham has continued to develop at a rapid rate at Dortmund, once again showing his class in the defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League in midweek.

    The 19-year-old scored his third goal of the season against Pep Guardiola’s side, with questions yet again posed to the midfielder on his future before the game.

    He said: ‘The club [Dortmund] have done loads for me and made me feel very welcome since I first came and gave me the opportunities to develop even further.

    ‘To look past that and into the future would be disrespectful.’

    Asked if returning to England is a long-term ambition of his, Bellingham added: ‘It’s not something I am thinking about, to be honest.

    ‘It’s a massive game against Man City. To even be thinking about something like that would be crazy.’

    Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly spent big in the summer
    Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly spent big in the summer (Picture: Getty Images)

    Interest in Bellingham is expected to ramp up yet again next summer, with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool consistently linked.

    Now, The Sun report that Chelsea hope to be in the mix for the England international’s signature, with new Blues boss Graham Potter said to be a big fan of the player.

    Bellingham could set interested suitors back a fee of more than £100million and that fee may yet rise if he stars at the upcoming World Cup.

    Chelsea spent big in the latest transfer window, bringing in the likes of Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cururella and Raheem Sterling.

    Potter’s first game as Blues manager ended in a 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg, and he will have to wait until after the international break for his maiden Premier League match at his new club.

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