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How ‘obsessed’ Man United plan to complete £30m Jude Bellingham transfer

Manchester United are reportedly ‘obsessive’ in their pursuit of Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham

Bellingham, 16, has already been regarded as a generational talent and is being coveted by some of the top clubs across Europe.

According to James Robson of the Evening Standard, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees the youngster playing a key role as part of his United revolution and missed out on the transfer in January.

But interest in the teenager remains concrete from United and the club are said to be desperate to fight off competition from Borussia Dortmund for his signature.

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Dortmund are arguably an equally as attractive possibility for Bellingham, with the Bundesliga club respected for developing fledgling talents such as Jadon Sancho.

The Evening Standard’s report claims the Reds will have to spend up to £30m to sign Bellingham, after a £20m package was rejected in January.

And United’s charm offensive is well underway, as Bellingham has already been given an exclusive tour around the Carrington training facility.

Bellingham was said to be told stories about United greats including Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs as he was accompanied by Vice-Executive Chairman Ed Woodward and chief negotiator Matt Judge.

Solskjaer hopes United can persuade Bellingham to complete the Old Trafford move by being a key part of the club’s resurgence and follow the host of illustrious names that have played in red.

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