Birmingham City manager Pep Clotet has claimed that Jude Bellingham is yet to make a final decision on his future.
The 17-year-old starlet has been strongly linked with a switch to Manchester United, but recent reports have placed Borussia Dortmund as the frontrunners to sign him during this summer’s transfer market.
Clotet has stated that the teenager hasn’t yet made a decision on which club he will join this summer, with Bayern Munich also understood to be in the race for his signature.
“He has not indicated to me that he has made a decision. It’s difficult for me to say what would be best for him because it is a very personal opinion,” Pep told reporters.
“I would love for him to keep being here at Birmingham, if not Birmingham as close as possible to the English game because I love the English game.
“I understand as well there are opportunities abroad with the development of the player which is something that must be considered as well.
“The only thing I would say is that whatever he picks or wherever he goes he takes the same ambition he has here, the same pride, the same focus on being better and helping the team.”
Jude, whose contract at St Andrew’s is due to expire next year, has made 36 appearances for Birmingham City during the 2019-20 season, including 33 in the EFL Championship.
Meanwhile, according to The Mirror, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been informed that he must ‘clear the desks’ in order for the club to be able to afford to land the Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho.
The report states that Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling, Andreas Pereira, Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard are all in danger of being sold during this summer’s transfer market.