Man City suddenly emerge as favourites for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bellingham

Manchester City are locked in talks to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

The Daily Mail says City, along with a number of key rivals at home and abroad, are keen on taking the 19-year-old midfielder from Borussia Dortmund.

And they are now being viewed as the likely winners of what would be a major transfer battle.

Relations between City and Dortmund are strong, following Erling Haaland’s summer switch between the two, and initial conversations have been held at City’s end.

A move may not materialise for some time, with the prospect of a strong performance at the World Cup pricing the England man out of the market.

It is, however, highly unlikely that he will see out his contract in Germany.