Chelsea will ‘rival Manchester United and Liverpool in the transfer race to sign Jude Bellingham’

Chelsea will ‘rival Manchester United and Liverpool in the transfer race to sign Jude Bellingham next summer as Todd Boehly identifies the £100m-rated Borussia Dortmund star as a primary target’ ahead of the 2023-24 campaign

  • Chelsea will enter the transfer race to sign Jude Bellingham, 19, next summer
  • Bellingham is wanted by a host of top clubs including Liverpool and Man United
  • Liverpool tried to sign him this summer but Borussia Dortmund wouldn’t sell him
  • They were reluctant to let Bellingham and Haaland leave in the same window 

Chelsea will take on Manchester United and Liverpool in the transfer race to sign Jude Bellingham next summer, according to reports. 

Bellingham has become one of the most sought after midfielders in the world after excelling in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has identified Bellingham as one of his primary targets ahead of the 2023-2024 campaign. 

Chelsea will take on United and Liverpool in the transfer race to sign Jude Bellingham

Chelsea will take on United and Liverpool in the transfer race to sign Jude Bellingham

According to The Sun, Chelsea are looking to snap up some of the most talented youngsters in the world ahead of the 2023-2024 campaign.  

Boehly – who spent £271million on new signings this summer – is said to be a big fan of the England international. 

He and Chelsea’s new manager Graham Potter are eager to secure the 19-year-old’s services next summer. 

However, they will face stiff competition for the Dortmund midfielder – who will cost upwards of £100m.  

He has become one of the most sought after midfielders after excelling with Dortmund

He has become one of the most sought after midfielders after excelling with Dortmund

Boehly - who spent £271m this summer - is said to be a big fan of the England international

Boehly – who spent £271m this summer – is said to be a big fan of the England international

Sportsmail previously reported how Liverpool had identified the Borussia Dortmund and England star as the key piece to Jurgen Klopp’s midfield puzzle.

The German manager said he was big fan of Bellingham and that he was interested in signing the 19-year-old during the summer window.

However, Dortmund were not willing to sell Bellingham as they had just sold Erling Haaland to Manchester City. 

Therefore, Klopp’s plans to recruit Bellingham for the 2022-2023 Premier League campaign were scuppered.

Nevertheless, it is believed that Bellingham could be sold in the summer of 2023 as Dortmund are bracing themselves for interest. 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (R) is also interested in signing the 19-year-old star next summer

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (R) is also interested in signing the 19-year-old star next summer

However, he will have to battle it out with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag (R)

However, he will have to battle it out with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag (R)

Liverpool are hoping to be top of the list when Bellingham contemplates his future ahead of next season. 

The Reds signed central midfielder Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus on deadline day but he has been regarded as a stop-gap while they wait for Bellingham. 

Therefore, Liverpool have space for the 19-year-old but they will need to fend off interest from the likes of Manchester United to secure a deal. 

Erik ten Hag is interested in signing Bellingham as he is eager to strength United’s midfield line. 

Bellingham (right) has been in good form for Dortmund under manager Edin Terzic (left)

Bellingham (right) has been in good form for Dortmund under manager Edin Terzic (left)

The Red Devils had hoped to secure the services of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer but failed to do so. 

They did, however, manage to sign Christian Eriksen but the 30-year-old star is coming to the backend of his career. 

Manchester United also paid £70m to secure the services of Casemiro from Real Madrid. But, the Brazilian is yet to settle into the squad fully. 

However, it remains to be seen where Bellingham will choose to play his football for the 2023-2024 campaign. 

Bellingham's market value could skyrocket if he plays a vital role for England at the World Cup

Bellingham’s market value could skyrocket if he plays a vital role for England at the World Cup

When asked ahead of Dortmund’s clash with Manchester City, Bellingham said: ‘The club 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.’

Bellingham’s market value could skyrocket if he plays a starring role for England at the World Cup in Qatar.   

The 19-year-old was named in Gareth Southgate’s squad earlier this week and many believe he could start alongside Declan Rice in November. 

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