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REVEALED: Man Utd refused to match BVB contract offer to Bellingham

Manchester United missed out on Borussia Dortmund signing Jude Bellingham due to personal demands.

ESPN says United only missed out on landing wonderkid Bellingham after refusing to match Borussia Dortmund's £56,000-a-week wages.

The 17-year-old earned a move to the Bundesliga giants from Birmingham City for £25million at the end of July following widespread attention from Europe's biggest clubs including the Red Devils.

United could have landed the talented midfielder had they matched Dortmund's wage offer having previously spurned another opportunity to sign him in January when they turned their primary attention to landing Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was so keen to integrate Bellingham into the first-team set-up he was sure to hand him more than 20 appearances over the 2020-21 campaign where United will be playing in the Champions League.

However, United's owners, the Glazer family, and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward were less keen over giving £3m-a-year to a player with just one full season in the Championship under him.

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