Chelsea have “joined” the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool in the battle to snap up Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham next summer, according to Calciomercato.com.
The Italian website claims there could be an “auction” for the teenager’s signature, with the midfielder expected to leave Germany at the end of the season.
Bellingham is certainly a player who fits the profile of targets that the Blues would look to pursue. The club are keen to recruit talented youngsters who have huge potential and the 19-year-old ticks every box.
However, Graham Potter’s side will not only have to face down the competition to secure his services, but they may have to break their transfer record as well.
Reports in the German media have suggested Dortmund may hold out for as much as €120m (£104m) to sell Bellingham, which would eclipse the £97.5m that Chelsea paid Inter for Romelu Lukaku last year.