Report: Chelsea now planning future move for 'exceptional' player, Graham Potter is a big fan

Chelsea are reportedly among the clubs already interested in Borussia Dortmund player Jude Bellingham ahead of next summer.

According to The Sun, German club Dortmund are going to want upwards of £100million to sell their rising star.

It is understood that Chelsea are planning to compete with both Manchester United and Liverpool for Bellingham’s signature next year.

The report says new Blues head coach, Graham Potter, is a big fan of the 19-year-old talent. Also, Chelsea may be in the market to bolster their midfield options next summer.

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Chelsea interested in Bellingham

Bellingham’s one of the best young players in the sport, so it’s no surprise to hear Premier League giants circling for him already.

Dortmund do tend to sell one superstar per summer window as part of their model, but didn’t want to lose Bellingham this summer after selling Erling Haaland to Manchester City.

For Chelsea, it’s a no-brainer to throw their name into the hat for Bellingham.

The Dortmund and England central midfielder already looks so filled out as a teenager, so it’s frightening to think how good he will be by the time he reaches his mid-twenties.

He can play a box-to-box midfield role with instincts to get forward, as well as possessing great trickery and an eye for goal. In addition, the youngster is a very intelligent passer so is comfortable dropping deeper to dictate games.

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England connections

Let’s hope the Chelsea contingent in the latest England camp put in a good word about Stamford Bridge to Bellingham.

Reece James, Raheem Sterling, Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount are a Chelsea quartet all drafted into Gareth Southgate’s England group this month, which is the final international break before the winter World Cup. Let’s hope Conor Gallagher can force his way back into the Three Lions camp, too.

Described as “exceptional” recently by Pep Guardiola, Bellingham looks tailor-made to dominate in the Premier League based off his rise in the Bundesliga in recent years.

The winner of this transfer pursuit could have a solution in their midfield for over a decade.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.