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Borussia Dortmund CEO reveals time for Jude Bellingham talks

Jude Bellingham - Borussia Dortmund
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The English star has attracted interest from a number of elite clubs ahead of the next summer.

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed the German club will negotiate Jude Bellingham’s future after the World Cup.

Bellingham has developed into one of the most promising midfielders in the Bundesliga since arriving at Dortmund in 2020.

His mature style of play has attracted serious interest from a host of top clubs. Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint Germain have all shown interest in Bellingham in recent months.

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Reports from the German media claim Bellingham is in no rush to leave Dortmund and might be planning to stay for at least another season.

However, Watzke admits his side cannot compete financially with Bellingham’s elite suitors.

 “I think as soon as Qatar is over, we’re going to have a basic conversation about what he actually wants,” Wazke told BILD“With him, with his parents, with whom we have a very close relationship and of course with his advisor.

“And then he should just tell us whether he wants to stay or whether he wants to go. Either way, we’ll discuss it pleasantly and reasonably.

“But we don’t have to pretend that the topic isn’t on the table. When the really big [teams] are there, we can’t afford to fight financially either.”