People close to midfielder say he'd rather join Real Madrid than Chelsea

Jude Bellingham’s entourage reportedly believe he is intent on playing for Real Madrid instead of his other suitors including Chelsea.

According to AS, those close to him feel the Borussia Dortmund midfielder has his heart set on playing for the Champions League holders.

Bellingham will probably have to make some major decisions regarding his future in the next 12-months or so.

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The 19-year-old is a man in demand, with most of the big European players aiming to seal his expensive signature.

Marid are one admirers making the most noise in terms of attempting to woo the England international into leaving Dortmund.

Bellingham to Los Blancos or the Blues?

As AS claim, the Bernabeu appears to be Bellingham’s preferred destination if he were to depart his Bundesliga home.

Yet, Chelsea will seemingly try and persuade the teenager to choose Stamford Bridge over Spain next summer.

Todd Boehly apparently wants to sign the former ‘unbelievable‘ Birmingham City youngster, as he continues to redecorate Chelsea.

There would be obvious benefits for Bellingham to pick the Blues over Los Blancos.

He would be much closer to home for a start, an incentive for any player with close-family ties.

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Playing in the Premier League must also be enticing for the Dortmund diamond, especially at a club with the magnitude of Chelsea.

But unless Graham Potter can lift some silverware this season, Bellingham may well favour Madrid’s growing trophy cabinet instead.

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