Man Utd target Jude Bellingham ‘to decide future as four meet asking price’

Jude Bellingham is reportedly weighing up his options after four clubs were said to have met Birmingham City’s asking price for his services.

The teenager is one of the most highly coveted young players in Europe with several big hitters interested in him.

The 16-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a switch to Manchester United in recent weeks, while Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are willing to pay big money for him.

Championship side Birmingham do not want him to leave the club but are desperate for the cash injection.

And, according to The Mirror, Bellingham now has a decision to make about where he ends up after four clubs met his asking price.

As well as United and Dortmund, Chelsea and Bayern Munich have also been credited with an interest for the midfielder.

All of those interested parties have met ­Birmingham’s transfer value – believed to be starting at £15m and rising to £30m with achievement-related add-ons.

And the Bellingham family will now weigh up their options ahead of a move away from St Andrews at the end of the campaign.

The Red Devils already tried to steal a march on their rivals by inviting Bellingham to their Carrington training base last week.

Sir Alex ­Ferguson was also present and no doubt attempted to sell the club to the youngster and his family.

Despite the interest from some big clubs, Blues boss Pep Clotet has always praised the young player for not allowing his focus to slip.

“I always thought he is very mature and very focused – but he has to be,” Clotet told reporters recently.

“Because he cannot be thinking about other things than Birmingham City – and I am sure he is only thinking about Birmingham City. ‘That’s the feeling I get from him, when I speak to him and work with him.”

It remains to be seen where the starlet chooses as his next move but one factor that could sway his decision is to do with his younger brother, Jobe.

He is also part of ­Birmingham City’s academy and the family may prefer to remain in the UK rather than move everyone to somewhere like Germany.

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