Man Utd could have hope yet in their pursuit of Birmingham City youngster Jude Bellingham with Borussia Dortmund struggling to get a deal over the line, according to reports.
The 16-year-old has become one of European football’s most sought-after young talents after a stunning breakthrough season in the Championship.
Bellingham has chipped in with four goals and three assists this term and his performances have led to serious interest from the likes of Man Utd and Dortmund.
There had been reports that Man Utd were prepared to offer Bellingham a first-team role next season in an attempt to lure him to Old Trafford, while there were also claims that he had been shown around United’s Carrington training complex by Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, over the weekend The Independent said that Dortmund were set to beat the Red Devils to his signature as they presented the ‘more persuasive’ case.
The report on Saturday added that Dortmund are ‘currently the more attractive option’ because of ‘their willingness’ to feature young players, with Jadon Sancho a particular ‘example’ for Bellingham.
And now head of football at SportBILD, Christian Falk, has given Man Utd ‘hope’ again as he claims that despite Dortmund having an ‘agreement’ with Bellingham, they have ‘problems’ coming to a resolution with Birmingham over a transfer fee.