BVB: Bellingham sought after in England – three clubs want to offer over 100 million euros

Out of respect for BVB, Jude Bellingham does not want to comment on transfer rumours.Image: imago / Moritz Müller

Philipp Kay Koppen

Jude Bellingham is currently not only the most valuable player at BVB, but even in the Bundesliga. BVB could have sold him for huge sums in the summer, but after the loss of Erling Haaland they didn’t want to give up another top performer from the offensive. So the 19-year-old initially stayed at BVB.

Manchester City signed Erling Haaland from BVB in the summer with an opt-out clause.

Manchester City signed Erling Haaland from BVB in the summer with an opt-out clause.Image: AP / Rui Vieira

But after the transfer window is before the transfer window: The British “SunAccording to reports, three English clubs are already preparing for a betting bid that is said to last “all year”..

English trio pushes up the price

Accordingly, Chelsea should now also plan an offer for Bellingham. The new coach of Tuchel’s ex-club, Graham Potter, is said to be a big fan of the England international.

Since the takeover in the summer by a consortium led by US entrepreneur Todd Boehly, money has been flowing freely at Stamford Bridge again: in the past summer transfer window, more than 280 million euros were already spent on new players.

Chelsea coach Graham Potter is benefiting from deep pockets of club owners.

Chelsea coach Graham Potter is benefiting from deep pockets of club owners.Image: www.imago-images.de / PA Images

previously had the tabloid already reported that Manchester United and Liverpool FC definitely want to secure the services of the super talent. At that time it was still said that it was about a “price tag” of 87 million pounds (almost 100 million euros).

According to the “Sun”, all three competitors are now prepared to have to put up to 100 million pounds (114 million euros) on the table. So they push each other up the price.

Kehl: “A player can never be bigger than a club”

How much money the BVB bosses can actually get out of the English in the end is anyone’s guess. After all, Bellingham only has one contract in Dortmund until 2024.

It is unlikely that BVB will keep its jewel with such offers. “We have to accept that there will come a point when the boys will move on, both economically and sportingly,” sporting director Sebastian Kehl said towards the end of the most recent transfer window.Sky90” explained.

BVB sports director Sebastian Kehl once described the annual replacement of the top players who have migrated as "Sisyphean task".

BVB sports director Sebastian Kehl once described the annual replacement of the top players who have migrated as a “Sisyphean task”. Image: www.imago-images.de / imago images

It would be nice to be able to keep “the boys for a year or two longer” like Bayern does, Kehl admitted. But looking back at the transfer banter about Erling Haaland, Kehl had already made it clear at the time: “At some point you have to accept that a player can never be bigger than a club. And then he has to go.”

(kpk)

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