Manchester United ‘suffer blow’ in pursuit of England international - amid Liverpool and Chelsea links

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Manchester United look set to miss out on the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham.

Jude Bellingham has made a decision on his future with Borussia Dortmund following heavy links with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

The Premier League clubs will have to look elsewhere to bolster their midfield, with the 18-year-old committing to the German side.

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Speaking to Ruhr Nachrichten BVB, Bellingham said: “The only future I think about is the next game for Dortmund.

“I look forward to next season. I look forward to it starting again. But yes, I will be here next season and I will be ready.”

Bellingham became the most expensive 17-year-old in football history when Dortmund paid Birmingham City an initial £25 million in 2020 and the midfielder quickly proved his worth as he shone in the Bundesliga.

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The teenager has since earned 12 international caps for England and has become one of the most sought after young footballers in the world.

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Bellingham looked increasingly likely to return to England this summer, however his recent quotes are a huge blow for United.

The Red Devils are eager to bolster their midfield, with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic departing the club at the end of the season.

The Manchester outfit will now have to turn their attentions elsewhere, with new boss Erik ten Hag already expressing his interest in reuniting with Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong at Old Trafford.

The Dutch duo spent two years together in Amsterdam and ten Hag will be hoping to lure him away from the Catalan club, while he is also thought to be keen on teaming back up wih Juventus’ Mathijs De Light too.

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