• Jude Bellingham is currently contracted with Dortmund until 2023
  • He recently played for England in the Euros 2020
  • He has netted eight goals so far in his club career

Manchester United are reportedly set to face yet another blow in the ongoing summer transfer window and co-incidentally, the other party is once again Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United are chasing 17-year-old Jude Bellingham but Dortmund are planning to secure their youngster’s long-term future by extending his contract until 2025, reported German publication BILD.

Meanwhile, the negotiations for Jadon Sancho’s transfer are still underway between Dortmund and the Old Trafford side. It was earlier reported that the German club had turned down Manchester United’s opening bid this summer for Sancho, who is Bellingham’s club and national teammate.

Bellingham’s current deal with Dortmund until 2023 offers an option to extend the contract to 2025 when he turns 18. The English midfielder is less than two weeks away from turning 18 and Dortmund are preparing a brilliant birthday gift in form of a contract extension.

Premier League giants such as Liverpool FC and Chelsea, apart from Manchester United, are interested in signing Bellingham, according to sports media outlet talkSport.

A contract extension at Dortmund would also see the teenager’s salary getting doubled, according to the soccer website Teamtalk.

Bellingham became the youngest player in the history of the European Championship Sunday when he came off the bench in England’s opening game over Croatia, which The Three Lions’ won 1-0 at Webley, London.

The teenage sensation, who kickstarted his professional career in 2019 at his boyhood club Birmingham City, moved to Dortmund in the summer of 2020 at a fee of around $35 million.

Overall, Bellingham has netted eight goals and set up eight more in his professional career so far, including two goals in DFB-Pokal that helped Dortmund triumph in the German cup.

During the 2020 summer, Dortmund were one of the biggest hindrances in Manchester United’s transfer plans. While Dortmund refused to lower the asking price of Jadon Sancho, the Bundesliga club also beat the Red Devils in the race to sign Bellingham, who was leaving Championship Birmingham City.

Jude Bellingham of Birmingham City
Jude Bellingham of Birmingham City Getty Images | James Williamson - AMA

"Well, you know, Manchester United have a great squad. But my decision had nothing to do with Man United. I was so focused and so happy with the interest from Dortmund that this became my first choice. For me, it was Borussia Dortmund and that’s it. When you find somewhere that’s the best place to be, you kind of ignore everything else, you know what I mean?" Bellingham told Teamtalk last year when asked about the reason behind choosing Dortmund over the Red Devils.