PREMIER - Chelsea monitoring the 18 years old Bundesliga prodigy
Chelsea are allegedly monitoring Jude Bellingham as the Blues plot a transfer move for the midfielder as an alternative to West Ham’s Declan Rice. The west Londoners have only made two acquisitions up until now this summer market.
Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is their number one target while Chelsea have also held a strong interest in the Hammers’ England midfielder Rice. Now that may be cooling as they reportedly switch their attention to Borussia Dortmund’s Three Lions sensation Bellingham.
Eurosport’s Dean Jones states the Blues ‘have an eye’ on the 18-year-old midfielder after his stunning first year in the Bundesliga. He said on The Football Terrace podcast: “I’ve talked about Jude Bellingham in the past and that one becomes interesting. And we’ll see what happens at Dortmund this season under Marco Rose.
“I know he’s excited about the project there and he’s definitely getting better as a player. But Chelsea do also have an eye on Jude Bellingham. If, for whatever reason, Declan Rice doesn’t work out.”
Chelsea would likely face stiff competition from Manchester United for the former Birmingham City man.