Jude Bellingham could be available for just £83million next summer, but only if the fee is paid up front.
The Borussia Dortmund star is regarded as one of the hottest young talents in world football having established himself as a key star for the German giants with 100 appearances under his belt.
To say that there’s set to be a real battle for his services is an understatement.
According to The Sun, Manchester City are convinced that they have what it takes to win the race to sign the 19-year-old.
While Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United are also long-term admirers of the midfielder, it’s Pep Guardiola’s side who are fancying their chances of striking a deal.
Dortmund are suggested to want £130m for the teenager, however this fee could be around £50m less if the deal is paid in one go, something that City could be prepared to do.
The Premier League champions have a strong ongoing relationship with the German side, having successfully carried out numerous transactions between the two teams.
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Having signed Ilkay Gundogan from Dortmund back in 2016, City also completed the blockbuster signing of Erling Haaland earlier this summer.
They also brought Manuel Akanji in as well.
With Bellingham having a close relationship with both Haaland and Ajanji, the chance to move to the Etihad Stadium and challenge for significant silverware could be hugely appealing.