CEO addresses rumours £80M star is heading to Chelsea

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Borussia Dortmund have claimed they can “win the fight for Jude Bellingham” despite interest from Chelsea.

Bellingham signed for Dortmund in the summer of 2020 from Birmingham City in a deal worth £25million. Since then he has become a key player for the Bundesliga outfit and has earned a regular place in the England squad.

His performances for both club and country and bumped up his asking price to well over £80 million, but that has not stopped speculation about the big clubs all making a potential move.

Declan Rice has been a player that been linked with a move to Chelsea in the coming window, but with the Hammers talking about a £150 million fee, the £80 million it could take to sign Bellingham is seen as a much more worthwhile decision

However, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke believes they can keep Bellingham after losing Erling Haaland to Manchester City despite rumours linking him to United – Watzke told >CNN: “That’s the only way for us because when a player performs very well, we have to fight against the big, big, big clubs with the oligarchs and the Arabian states at their back.

“And this fight we cannot win.

“But we can win a fight over an 18-year-old player, like Jude Bellingham, because this player loves to play at Borussia Dortmund because we have always 80,000 spectators, it’s a very good atmosphere and the club knows how to manage young players.

“That’s our way and, OK, we have a good department who are scouting young players every day, but it’s also very important if you have the player here, you must develop him and I think that works… most of the time, it works”

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Bellingham has the ability that all talents want in the game, he can become a future star of Football, he really is that good

Jamie

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