Ramires urges Chelsea to sign Jude Bellingham

Ramires urges Chelsea to sign the ‘impressive’ Jude Bellingham over any other midfielder, including Declan Rice.

Jude Bellingham’s stock continues to rise exponentially despite his tender age. The 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund star has taken world football by storm since signing with the Germans from Birmingham City two years ago. He remains tipped to return to the Premier League on a big-money move.

Borussia Dortmund remains open to a sale, but their demands could cross the €150 million barriers. Only a few clubs could pay those figures, with Chelsea, Manchester City, and Real Madrid among them.

Despite the exorbitant price tag, Bellingham remains linked with Liverpool, with the Reds long touted as the best possible destination for the in-demand English midfielder. However, considering the financial aspect, Jurgen Klopp’s side is unlikely to pay around or over €150 million for one player.

Chelsea, however, is positioned to do so as the Blues continue to chase Bellingham. They are in the market for high-profile midfielders, including long-time target Declan Rice. They are willing to move for the West Ham United star in January, although any transfer seems unlikely to happen next month.

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Reports suggest that Chelsea could break the bank for Bellingham and pay over €150 million to land the in-demand English midfielder. They are already on course to strengthen their squad with the supposed acquisition of Christopher Nkunku and remain linked with the likes of Josko Gvardiol and Rafael Leao.

Now, former Blues star Ramires, who won the Champions League with Chelsea, urged the club to go out and sign Bellingham over any other midfielder, including Rice. The Brazilian’s comments appeared on Caught Offside, as he feels the Dortmund star would fit in perfectly at Stamford Bridge.

Ramires said, “I’m always watching English football, and I’ve seen every England game so far in Qatar,” Ramires said.

“They have so many exciting young players, but Jude Bellingham is the one for me. He’s the one boy who has caught my attention; I believe he’s on a different level altogether.

“Some of the guys that are coming through are incredible, but Jude is on a different level for me. I’ve been so impressed by him.

“Bellingham and Declan Rice have both been linked with moves to Chelsea in the past. If it was up to me and I had to choose out of the two to sign for the club, I’d go with Bellingham.

“I could see him carrying on his development at Chelsea, for sure. He’d absolutely be an amazing signing.”

Bellingham has hit the stride for England at the World Cup, scoring in the first game and putting in a solid performance against Senegal in the round-of-16 clash. If he is to continue his form against France and defeat the World Champions, his value could skyrocket.

As for Chelsea, they remain in the market for Bellingham but know the difficulties in signing the in-demand English midfielder. Nevertheless, Todd Boehly is willing to spend huge sums, making the Blues an exciting contender for the Dortmund star.

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