“Just because of the age profile of a lot of the midfield players and also the fact that I think there’s two or three players out of contract at the end of the season. So before you ever even think about the actual quality of maybe something extra that they need, it’s obvious because of the situation the club finds itself in that they’ll need two or three midfield players in the summer.
“And if Jude Bellingham is one of them, fantastic, because he is a great player. And as I said, there’s going to be a lot of rumours between now and the end of the season with different midfield players. I just hope that one’s true.”
Bellingham is vying to start for England in their Nations League match against Italy on Friday. The 19-year-old brought up his 100th appearance for Dortmund in the 1-0 Bundesliga win over Schalke last weekend.
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