Advertisement Bellingham is eager to join Dortmund (Picture: Getty)Borussia Dortmund’s efforts to land Jude Bellingham have hit a snag as the German side have been unable to meet Birmingham’s asking price, according to reports.Bellingham, 16, has his sights set on joining Dortmund and has even agreed personal terms with the Bundesliga giants.Manchester United were also vying to sign Bellingham, but had appeared to lose out to Dortmund.Birmingham reportedly want as much as £50million for Bellingham having written a release clause in his scholarship contract, but Dortmund are struggling to raise significant funds for the deal.ADVERTISEMENTBild claim an offer of £31.5m will be enough to lure Bellingham away from England, but Dortmund have bid £18m for his services.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe coronavirus pandemic has had a severe effect on clubs across the world and is expected to have a big impact on the summer transfer window.Dortmund must sell to raise further funds and have earmarked some players for departure, including coveted forward Jadon Sancho. Coral BarryThursday 18 Jun 2020 11:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Comment Bellingham can sign is first pro contract this month (Picture: Getty)Birmingham have several suitors for Bellingham, including Arsenal and Chelsea, but Dortmund are working to drive down the price with the knowledge the midfielder wants to join them.Bellingham’s priority is playing time and Dortmund have a history of developing youngsters into first-team stars.But the news of Dortmund’s offer will be a boost to United, who have pulled out all the stops to try and convince Bellingham to become a Red Devil.United gave Bellingham and his parents a tour of Carrington where he held talks with Sir Alex Ferguson.Bellingham turns 17 at the end of this month when he can sign his first pro contract.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confident Angel Gomes will sign new contract at Manchester UnitedMORE: Rescheduled Premier League fixtures for Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool confirmedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Borussia Dortmund struggling to meet asking price for Man Utd transfer target Jude Bellingham Advertisement
…as Opposition Leader concludes hinterland visitOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has concluded his Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing residents during one of his community visits in Region Nine over the weekendOver the past week, Jagdeo visited a number of communities in the Region where residents raised major issues affecting them and their livelihood. Among the major issues raised are the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into land ownership, and the impact of the plummeting economy and the shortage of basic medical supplies on their communities. Over the weekend, the Opposition Leader visited Aishalton and Tabatinga among other communities.The Opposition Leader had been in the Region since last Tuesday when he, along with a team of parliamentarians, including Irfaan Ali, as well as a number of the Party’s regional officials, met with residents of Annai, Rupertee, Wowetta, Kwatamang, Apoteri, Crash Water, Massara, Kwaimatta, Yakarinta, Toka, Tiger Pond, Pipang and Taushida.At the communities, they were treated to cultural presentations and held fruitful discussions with members.Jagdeo had also addressed the Regional Toshaos Council in Lethem on Thursday.Those discussions centred on national and regional development.