Man United facing transfer blow as EFL starlet closes in on move

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Jude Bellingham is a name that is being discussed among the most exciting talents in world football.

While making a real impact with current club Birmingham City, it seems that this season could be his last as a permanent member of the Blues' set-up.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Championship side are expecting the 16-year-old to leave the club this summer.

Bellingham is likely to cost in the region of £30million, and it's likely that there'll be no shortage of potential suitors.

Manchester United are one of those who are keen on a move for the talented youngster, although the report suggests that they're not favourites.

It's claimed that Borussia Dortmund are now in the driving seat to complete a deal, with Bellingham more likely to secure a regular starting spot with the Bundesliga giants.

Dortmund could have money to spend depending on the future of Jadon Sancho.

The starlet is also a target for Manchester United, however it seems unlikely that the club could fund a move for both players.

However it may be the case that the clubs can find a solution that suits all parties.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

What a talent this lad is.

Jude Bellingham has made 36 appearances for Birmingham City so far - an impressive tally considering he doesn't turn 17 until next week.

The main considering for the midfielder surely has to be the guarantee of regular first team football, as that's what will be key in helping him to achieve his potential.

Borussia Dortmund are arguably the best club in world football at the moment for empowering young players and giving them a platform to perform at the highest level.

We've seen it with several other players, and Bellingham could be the next in that list.

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