Manchester United are ‘obsessed’ with landing Birmingham City youngster Jude Bellingham, according to reports.
The 16-year-old has been linked with a number of top European clubs with Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund also said to be interested.
But with his parents pictured leaving United’s Aon Training complex with their son supposedly in the back seat suggests the Red Devils are closest to securing his signature, the Daily Mail reported a fortnight ago.
Bellingham has made 35 appearances for Birmingham so far this season, and his impressive performances have led to speculation a deal could be struck with United.
And the Evening Standard claims that Man Utd are ‘obsessed with winning the race’ for Bellingham and are ‘desperate to see off competition’.
Man Utd are trying to convince Birmingham to part with Bellingham as they ‘put together a package worth around £20million’ but the report reckons Man Utd are ‘now expected to have to spend in the region of £30m to get the deal done’.
Last summer, Bellingham signed a scholarship with Birmingham until 2021 where he currently reportedly earns £145-a-week, but can sign a professional deal when he turns 17 on June 29.