Jude Bellingham is being coveted by a host of elite European clubs this summer, including Manchester United.
The 16-year-old Birmingham City midfielder has already been described as a ‘generational talent ‘ and has earned huge plaudits for his mature performances in the Championship this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking ahead at Old Trafford and sees Bellingham as part of his long-term United rebuild.
It has been well documented that Bellingham and his parents have already visited the club’s Carrington training facility as the club aim to persuade him that Manchester is where his future lies.
As reported by the Telegraph, Sir Alex Ferguson accompanied Bellingham on his tour of the training ground as part of United’s charm offensive.
But while the interest from United is concrete, the Mirror report that Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are also interested in the youngster.
The report claims that each interested club is willing to meet Birmingham’s asking price for the midfielder, which is said to be £15m rising to £30m with achievement-related add-ons.
Bellingham does not turn 17 until June and has already started 25 games for Birmingham this season. He has looked comfortable operating in both central midfield and wide areas and has remarkable strength for a player of such youth.
The acquisition of Bellingham would be a serious coup for Solskjaer and United this summer.