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Teenage midfielder visits Arsenal training ground

Birmingham City teenage midfielder Jude Bellingham has visited the Manchester United training ground with his parents.

The 16 year old, who, in August, beat the record of Trevor Francis to become the youngest man ever to play for Birmingham City, is a player much in demand, both domestically and across Europe.

Recently it was reported that Borussia Dortmund were prepared to pay a club record fee of £30 million to sign him, using Jadon Sancho as an example of the type of opportunities he could expect if he moved to the Bundesliga.

However, Manchester United have also been heavily linked with the teenager, and the visit to Carrington with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is part of a wider charm offensive to persuade his family that his immediate fortune lies in Manchester.

Bellingham is not able to sign a professional contract with any club until he turns 17, which will be in June.

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