BAYERN MUNICH will not join Manchester United in the race to sign Jude Bellingham, according to reports.
Bild’s Christian Falk suggests there is no truth in the rumours the newly-crowned German champs have become the latest club to show interest in Birmingham ace Bellingham.
The reason being the Bavarian bosses “know” Borussia Dortmund have an agreement with the 16-year-old player.
The English youngster looks set to follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho by quitting the UK to move to Bundesliga side Dortmund.
A number of clubs have been circling around the highly-rated youngster including Chelsea and United.
The Red Devils pulled out all the stops to try and lure the midfielder to Old Trafford, including a special trip to Carrington.
But recent reports suggested the whizzkid was ready to reject the Premier League giants in order to put pen to paper on a £20million deal to join Dortmund.
He has his heart set on a move to Germany and could team up with Sancho at the club if the Three Lions star rejects United’s approaches.
The teenager currently earns just £145 per week as a scholar and will finish the extended Championship season with Birmingham.
Bellingham cannot sign a professional deal until he turns 17 on June 29 – giving clubs just a few days to battle it out.
United bosses could be lining up a double swoop as they are thought to be keen on his little brother as well as Bellingham himself.
Bellingham returned to action on Saturday as he started in the 0-0 draw away at West Brom.
He has bagged four goals and three assists in 33 league appearances for Birmingham.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had wanted to get a deal done in January but now Dortmund boss Lucien Favre looks to have swung things in the German side’s favour with the promise of game time and their reputation of giving young stars a shot in the Champions League.
By: Josh Graham
Title: Bayern Munich refuse to join Man Utd in Jude Bellingham transfer race as they ‘know’ Dortmund have agreement
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11954639/bayern-munich-refuse-join-man-utd-bellingham-dortmund/
Published Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:55:54 +0000