MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly have “hardly any chance” of signing Jude Bellingham.
And now it is rivals Liverpool, Man City and Real Madrid leading the chase for the teenage sensation.
The England World Cup star is arguably the hottest commodity in Europe after his displays for club and country.
Bellingham has been enjoying a stunning season at Dortmund with seven goals and two assists in 20 appearances.
And he followed that up by bagging his first goal for the Three Lions in a stunning display in the 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday.
The 19-year-old is subject to a five-way bidding war between the continent’s elite clubs.
However, now it seems that United and Premier League rivals Chelsea are out of the running.
And it is now a “triple fight” for Bellingham’s signature between Liverpool, Man City and Real Madrid.
That is according to Sky Sport reporter Florian Plettenberg.
He tweeted an update on the situation that said: “X News #Bellingham: Been told that #MUFC hardly has a chance anymore. Triple fight: Liverpool, City, Real!”
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He added: “#LFC & Klopp pushing! But not at any price due to FFP. Price: Up to €150m! JB is LFCs top target for central midfield – next to 2 players from South America.”
Bellingham’s goal against Iran further strengthened his growing reputation on the world stage.
But the ex-Birmingham City ace and his England teammates failed to shine again on Friday in the drab goalless World Cup draw with USA.
Even the WAGs were yawning during the game as the toothless Three Lions failed to mount any serious threat to the Americans.
That result left England still top of the group on four points, a point ahead of second-placed Iran.
The USA, who take on Iran on Tuesday, are third on two points after consecutive draws.
And Wales, who England face in their final Group B match, are bottom on one point.
That means the Three Lions will qualify for the knockouts if they avoid a defeat by four goals to the Welsh.