Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham has rejected a move to Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund.
Reports from German publication Bild indicates that the 16-year old has agreed on personal terms with Dortmund with the only thing remaining is for Dortmund and Birmingham to agree on a fee.
Bellingham has been tracked by United in the past months with the player and his parents given a tour of United’s training ground in March.
In the tour, the player is said to have held talks with Sir Alex Ferguson, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward with the English giants said to have put a total of £50 million to acquire his services.
At the start of this season, Bellingham became Birmingham City’s youngest-ever player to play for the club at the age of 16 years and 38 days, breaking Trevor Francis’ record which had stood for 49 years.
His move, however, has been questioned by a section of the club fans with Francis having the opinion that the player should have another city with his boyhood club before leaving.
“Wherever Jude Bellingham goes I think he should have it written in the contract that he immediately goes back to Birmingham City to play as a loan player because he has got to improve and the only way he is going to improve is by playing regularly,’ Francis said earlier in the month.
The player has gone to establish himself as a first-team regular in the team this season making a total of 35 appearances in all competitions.