Borussia Dortmund struggling to meet asking price for Man Utd transfer target Jude Bellingham

first_imgAdvertisement 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 Advertisementlast_img read more

Wike, Obuah Hail Rivers Angels for Winning Women’s AITEO Cup

first_imgThe governor expressed happiness that Rivers Angels have continued to be worthy ambassadors of the state with their superlative displays on the field of play.Wike assured the people of the state that his administration would continue to support the ladies in their quest to win laurels for the good people of Rivers State.Similarly, the President and sponsor of Go-Round FC of Omoku, Felix Obuah, has congratulated the team for successfully defending the title they won last year.Obuah, in a statement in Port Harcourt yesterday, described the Rivers ladies as proud ambassadors of the State, adding that with the successful defence of the title, the Angels have stamped their dominance on female football in the country.The Go-Round FC owner also commended the girls for winning the title for a record eight times, saying the feat is a result of hard work and determination.Obuah, who is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, added that the victory of Rivers Angels represents another milestone of Governor Nyesom Wike administration whose passion for sports development is unrivalled.He described Wike administration as a story of sporting glories, recalling the moral and financial support being given to Rivers United FC and Rivers Hoopers in the Nigerian Professional Football League and National Basketball League respectively.He also commended the coaching crew of Rivers Angels FC, led by Edwin Okon for a job well done, adding that their technical and tactical inputs provided the tonic in the decisive final match against Ibom Angels which they won 1-0 at the Sampson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.The Go-Round FC boss however, charged the girls not to see their victory as the end of the contest but rather a wake-up call for tougher challenges in the new football season, even as he called on the Angels to see themselves as role models for upcoming players in the State and country at large.“By the feat you just recorded, you have established yourselves as the all-conquering team in the country. You are now the team to beat and this singular achievement has imposed a duty on you to work harder to enable you defend both the Federations Cup and the AITEO shield,” Obuah said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ernest Chinwo in Port HarcourtRivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has congratulated Rivers Angels FC for winning the AITEO Federation Cup.The AITEO Federation Cup victory by Rivers Angels, is the third time the club is winning the trophy in a row. Rivers Angels FC last_img read more