Jude Bellingham to reject Man Utd transfer in favour of £30m Dortmund switch from Birmingham this summer – The Sun

BIRMINGHAM CITY prodigy Jude Bellingham wants to join Borussia Dortmund over Manchester United, according to reports.

The 16-year-old has become one of Europe's most coveted players this season, having shown a maturity beyond his tender years in the Championship for Blues.

The Red Devils have become "obsessed" with him, and want to sign him for £30million in the summer.

They were previously thought to be leading the chase for his signature, having even given his parents a private tour of their Carrington training ground.

But according to Bild, Bellingham "would like to move to Dortmund", with talks at an advanced stage prior to the suspension of football amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Transfer business has been put on hold amid the Covid-1 crisis – but BVB will continue their pursuit when the global situation improves.

Bellingham was handed his senior first-team debut by manager Pep Clotet back in August.

And the England youth international grasped his opportunity with both hands, going on to make 35 appearances this season.

The elegant midfielder has scored four goals and assisted a further three in the Championship.

Dortmund recognise that the repercussions of coronavirus could have a big impact on the finances involved in football.

And they believe that this may mean that they can hold on to 20-year-old superstar Jadon Sancho for another season.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said: "I can clearly say that even the very rich clubs, despite the existential crisis, do not have the belief that they can go on a bargain tour with us.

"We don't have to sell anyone under value!"

Bild believe that Sancho is valued at around £116million.

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