Darren Bent believes Chelsea and other clubs may have to splash £150m to sign Jude Bellingham.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent suggested the seismic fee it could take to seize the young superstar away from Borussia Dortmund.

It will certainly not be cheap to break Bellingham from his Bundesliga holdings.

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His stock continues to rise with each performance of increasing quality.

The teenager could be the most valuable player on the planet by the end of the World Cup, depending how England do in Qatar.

If Southgate provides the Dortmund diamond with a platform to display his talents to the globe, the Three Lions’ chances of winning the competition will improve.

“I’m looking forward to watching our very own Jude Bellingham. We’ve seen him in the Champions League, he’s been brilliant hasn’t he?” enthusiastically remarked Bent.  

“Can he go to the next level? Can he help England in that midfield area? Creativity, get the goals, play with that hunger, energy. I’m looking forward to watching him.”

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Chelsea will keep track of Bellingham

Chelsea fans and rivals alike will definitely be glued to their screens to get a glimpse of Bellingham in full-flow.

Todd Boehly is probably going to be tuning in as well for England’s matches.

According to reports, the Stamford Bridge owner is eager to plunder Dortmund for their 19-year-old gem.

But Boehly must be ready to relinquish a whole load of cash to breakdown the German’s gate.

The number mainly thrown around has been £135m, although Bent agreed it could go even higher.  

“It will be around that figure (£150m) because he’s young, he’s only 19! You could get him for the next ten years, that’s why he’s so expensive,” continued the former striker.

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Dortmund will undoubtedly add a few extra digits to Bellingham’s value if he has a strong World Cup campaign.

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."