"My understanding..." - Romano reveals Dortmund's asking price for Bellingham after Chelsea's Fernandez deal
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Fabrizio Romano has revealed Borussia Dortmund’s asking price for Jude Bellingham.
On Tuesday Chelsea signed Benfica’s 22-year-old midfielder Enzo Fernandez for a British record £107million, surpassing the £100million Manchester City paid for Jack Grealish.
Indeed, Fernandez’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. The midfielder only signed for Benfica last summer for an initial £8.8million.
However, influential performances for both Benfica and Argentina have seen Fernandez depart Portugal's top flight just seven months after joining for more than ten times the price paid by the Eagles.
Since the deal went through there has been much debate centred around whether Fernandez is worth his record price tag.
Irrespective of whether the historic deal proves to be a success or a failure, it will certainly have repercussions on the market.
Dortmund’s Bellingham price
According to transfer guru Romano, Fernadez’s price tag may have an impact on Dortmund's asking price for Bellingham.
Nevertheless, the expert insisted the Bundesliga club were yet to formally decide on the England international’s price tag.
Romano told Caught Offside: “Some are speculating that the Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea transfer fee will affect the asking price of Jude Bellingham.
“However, my understanding is that Borussia Dortmund have not formally communicated any price yet for Jude Bellingham.
“Talks will enter into important stages in the next weeks, it’s still open. For sure, I don’t see BVB accepting less than €120m.”
The 19-year-old is one of the most sought-after midfielders in world football, having attracted interest from the Premier League’s Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Moreover, on the continent, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are all said to be interested in the teenager.
With Bellingham tipped to leave the Bundesliga in the summer, whoever signs him will likely pay a greater fee than the one Chelsea paid to sign Fernandez.
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