Chelsea handed Bundesliga youngster transfer blow

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly set to extend Jude Bellingham’s contract to 2025, in a blow to rumoured potential suitors Chelsea.

The former Birmingham teen enjoyed a stunning debut season in Germany, earning a place in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad for Euro 2020.

His amazing form has seen him receive interest from the likes of Thomas Tuchel’s Champions League winners.

But Dortmund are set to make such a deal far more difficult.

Bellingham, 17, penned a deal to 2023 with the German giants last year.

But his contract reportedly contains an option for Dortmund to add two years upon his 18th birthday.

According to Bild, they will exercise their option to extend the deal to 2025 when Bellingham turns 18 later this month.