Chelsea handed £44m advantage in Jude Bellingham transfer race amid Man Utd and Man City talks

Jude Bellingham could be the transfer saga to watch out for this summer amid links to Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid.

There are plenty of transfer sagas set to unfurl over the coming months, with the summer window just around the corner. However, one of the most intriguing will likely come in the midfield this year as most of the biggest clubs in the world need to add players in their central ranks.

There are some big names linked too as the likes of Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham look set to make potential moves. However, it is perhaps the latter that is drawing attention as the 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund star continues to take strives towards becoming a generational talent at such a young age.

It’s a huge price to pay, even in an age of inflated transfer fees, but any move could see a team lock down their midfield for the future. Chelsea may hold a clear advantage over their rivals too, especially when it comes to reducing the price that the transfer package will cost.

According to Florian Plettenberg, Dortmund are keen on Conor Gallagher for the summer, seeing the Cobham academy graduate as an option. The 23-year-old is said to be valued at €50million (£44million) by the Blues, with an exit becoming very possible, though no concrete talks have been held.

While the deal for Gallagher could be standalone, the Chelsea hierarchy may well wish to try their luck to see if any move could involve Bellingham. It could see the huge cost of any transfer reduce by a chunk and would allow for the side to push funds elsewhere for other crucial positions.

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