Manchester United respond to missing out on Jude Bellingham as Borussia Dortmund close in

James Robson
Evening Standard
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to comment on reports Manchester United have lost out in the race to sign Jude Bellingham.

The Birmingham starlet is set to complete a move to Borussia Dortmund, despite United making him one of their leading targets this summer.

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The 17-year-old was given a tour of Carrington and met with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Sir Alex Ferguson as part of a concerted effort to bring him to Old Trafford.

But a move to Dortmund is believed to be imminent, meaning the German club have beaten United to two targets in the space of seven months after landing Erling Braut Haaland in January.

Bellingham had been told he would go straight into contention for the first team if he chose United – but it doesn’t seem to have been enough to convince him to make the move.

Responding to reports of his deal with Dortmund, Solskjaer said: “I think there’s been loads of speculation linking us to every single talented player from age of 15 to 25.

“I can’t comment on every single player that’s been linked with us.”

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