Todd Boehly can get every Chelsea fan on his side by signing ‘one of the greats’ next summer - opinion

Fabrizio Romano has claimed on his YouTube channel that the best clubs in England and around the world will be looking to sign Jude Bellingham next summer.

This comes after Borussia Dortmund labelled him as untouchable this summer, which saw them fend off any interest in the England international.

While Chelsea were not mentioned as an interested party during the recent window, they will certainly be keeping tabs on the situation next summer, when Dortmund have already reportedly accepted they will struggle to keep hold of him, in a similar fashion to how they were eventually forced to let Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland leave to Premier League interest.

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The Blues were interested in strengthening their midfield during the recent window, holding a long term interest in Frenkie de Jong in particular. However, the Dutchman’s desire to stay at Barcelona saw the move not come to fruition.

Boehly should go all out for Bellingham

With the potential upcoming exodus in the position too, a brilliant replacement is surely required to continue to push at the top level.

Potentially losing Jorginho, and particularly N’golo Kante, who is reportedly currently unwilling to sign a new contract, would drastically decrease the standard of their midfield, and only very few in world football would be able to fill those voids.

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Bellingham is certainly one of those, with him drawing praise from many around the sport.

Defender David Alaba labelled him as ‘one of the great midfielders’ in world football, and despite being just 19 years of age, he has proven his worth in the Champions League and on the international stage.

He is pushing for a start under Gareth Southgate for England at this winter’s World Cup, which will surely only further show exactly why Chelsea should look to sign him next summer.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.