Manchester City hoping to sign player hailed by Pep Guardiola as a special talent

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According to Manchester Evening News, Manchester City are hoping to win the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham this summer.

The England international is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer and is also attracting interest from Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will be hoping to have the midfielder in his squad next season after hailing Bellingham as a special talent.

Guardiola said: “As I said when he was only 17, it wasn’t just the quality. It was about he was shouting, leading, kicking and going to the referee.”

Guardiola added: “I thought this guy was something special in terms of his mentality and he’s already one the [Dortmund] captains. When that happens at 19, it’s quite impressive.”