Manchester United are willing to go up to £15million for Birmingham star, Jude Bellingham, just so that Chelsea does not play a fast one and make a late move.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side are prepared to slap in the up-front sum for Bellingham because they know of Frank Lampard’s interest.
Birmingham may have to accept the offer but they hope the Old Trafford giants will loan the attacking midfielder back for the season.
Wolves are no longer in the hunt and leading foreign clubs are still lurking in the hope that the 16-year-old midfielder goes cheap at the end of his contract.
Blues manager, Pep Clotet could do with the funds for players and plans to join the hunt for Peterborough’s Marcus Maddison.
Posh will take around £1.5m for Bellingham but Birmingham have been tempting them with a player or two in exchange, including keeper David Stockdale.
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Meanwhile, the Red Devils are also ramping up their efforts to land former Liverpool star Emre Can.
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