Luke Shaw impressed at 'exceptional' midfielder Chelsea want to sign

‘He's been exceptional’: Luke Shaw is really impressed by midfielder Chelsea reportedly want to sign

England’s Luke Shaw has told TalkSport that Jude Bellingham is getting the praise he deserves at the World Cup.

The highly-talented teenager is linked with a move to every big club around next summer, with Chelsea one of those throwing their name in the hat.

Bellingham has been enjoying a stunning campaign at the World Cup this winter, being arguably the best player England have had at the tournament.

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This has been reflected in Gareth Southgate keeping the faith in starting in him every game, despite rotating other roles.

Shaw has claimed that the praise he is receiving is fair, with them relying on him to keep his standards high to help them against France.

Shaw praises Bellingham

He said: “He’s been his normal self. The good thing about him is he’s obviously very young but he’s got a good head. He thinks right. He’s got good people around him. In this camp, he’s been very close with Hendo.

“We all know what Hendo’s like so I’m sure he’s keeping him in a straight line only and focusing on football and not thinking about other things. He deserves every bit of praise he’s getting. He’s a fantastic player.

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“I said before the tournament he was going to be an important player for us – not just for now but for the future. He’s been exceptional and he needs to keep those standards high, and keep pushing himself and hopefully deliver another brilliant performance against France.”

Todd Boehly has reportedly been working hard behind the scenes to get Chelsea in contention to sign the Borussia Dortmund man when he surely makes the move next summer.

With Liverpool and Real Madrid perceived to be in the strongest positions to sign the midfield talent, Blues fans may be encouraged by reports that the American is prepared to bid whatever it takes to sign Bellingham.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released