Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham has been the talk of the rumour mill for several months now as the England teenager continues to impress at both club and international level.
The 19-year-old became only the second English teenager ever to score at a World Cup finals on Monday as he opened the scoring in the Three Lions’ 6-2 win over Iran. The impressive thing about his performance was that it was expected. Although he’s still so young, Bellingham has made a name for himself as one of the best midfielder’s in world football right now and the top European clubs are rightfully taking note.
Bellingham has been subject to long-term interest from Chelsea, football.london understands. The west Londoners watched the England international during his time as an academy player at Birmingham City but after a superb two seasons at Dortmund, he now has a £131million asking price. Nevertheless, as a result of how well they’ve been playing under Mikel Arteta this season, Arsenal have worked their way into the conversation.
Only four teams are more likely to sign Bellingham than Arsenal, according to the latest odds from bookmakers Betfair. Take a look at the odds below.
Latest odds (correct at the time of writing)
Man City: 5/2
Man United: 9/2
Real Madrid: 6/1
Whether the Gunners can afford Bellingham remains to be seen, but a signing like that would be an incredible statement. Let’s just wait to see what happens regarding his future.