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Chelsea, Man Utd targeted Bellingham compared to Liverpool legend Gerrard

Birmingham City whizkid Jude Bellingham has been compared to Steven Gerrard by former Blues and Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant.

The 16-year-old has emerged as one of the brightest young talents in English football this season.

Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in Bellingham, and Pennant thinks they would be signing the next Stevie G.

The ex-Blues winger told talkSPORT: "He's a fantastic player. He reminds me of a young Steven Gerrard.

"He throws himself about, he can get up and down the pitch, he can score goals and assist goals, he's got trickery. He's a fantastic young player.

"And at 16 years of age he's doing this week in, week out in the Championship.

"The Championship is a very, very strong, demanding and physical league, and he's throwing his body about; he's strong and he's only going to get stronger.

"I'm surprised there are not more teams interested in him than just Chelsea and Manchester United because he is a really special talent.

"What he can achieve in his career is frightening."

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