Manchester United bid £12.5m for Championship teenager

Manchester United have launched a £12.5m move for Birmingham teenager Jude Bellingham, claim The Daily Mirror.

Bellingham has been linked with several Premier League clubs after emerging as one of English football’s brightest prospects this season.

The 16-year-old is already a first-team regular for Birmingham and United are keen to win the race for the versatile midfielder.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have reportedly even tabled a bid that will excede £12.5m with performance related add-ons.

Birmingham are aware they will struggle to keep hold of Bellingham going forward but hope the youngster recognises the first-team chances he is getting at St. Andrews.

Bellingham has started 17 league matches this season in his breakthrough campaign and six appearances as a substitute. He has played a direct hand in four goals in that time (three goals, one assist).

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