According to reports, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham has no plans to join Chelsea during the summer transfer window..
Despite being only 19 years old in June, Bellingham is already regarded as Dortmund’s key player and most valuable asset.
With 19 goals and 20 assists in 110 appearances, Dortmund may look to demand €150 million (£130 million) for his signature in 2023..
Although that figure may be considered excessive by some clubs, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Real Madrid are all expected to express an interest.
According to a report last month, the England international would prefer to move to the Bernabeu at a time when Los Blancos are looking to improve their midfield options..
Regardless of what Bellingham does next, it appears that one Premier League club is effectively out of the running for his signature..
According to TEAMtalk, Bellingham has little interest in joining Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea are known to be willing to continue spending big money to improve Graham Potter’s squad, and midfield is an area of concern with Jorginho and N’Golo Kante’s contracts set to expire in the summer.
The report claims that co-owner and chairman Todd Boehly has already met with representatives of the former Birmingham City player, despite having a long-standing interest in Bellingham..
The two clubs have spent their entire European history as strangers, but they will finally meet next year after being drawn in the last 16 of the Champions League.
With Bellingham almost certainly still unavailable at the halfway point of the season, he is set to play for Dortmund against the West Londoners.
Bellingham had nine goals and two assists from 20 appearances in 2022-23, with one of his goals coming against Manchester City during the group stages of European football’s premier competition..
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