Newcastle set to enter transfer race for Jude Bellingham’s brother Jobe, 17, but face fight with rivals Sunderland

NEWCASTLE are ready to make a move to sign Jobe Bellingham, according to reports.

The midfielder, who is the younger brother of England star Jude, has impressed for Birmingham.

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He is enjoying his breakthrough season for Blues and has made 13 appearances, including against Reading on Friday when Jude made his return to the club.

Jobe is attracting attention with his performances and was linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund earlier this year.

But now Newcastle are interested in the 17-year-old and could be set to make a bid, report TEAMtalk.

Championship side Middlesbrough and rivals Sunderland are also believed to be interested in the youngster.

Bellingham is contracted to Birmingham until 2024 and is also being considered by Rangers, Nice and Bayer Leverkusen.

He signed his first professional contract with the club in September and followed that up by winning player of the tournament for England Under-18s at the Pinatar Tournament in Spain.

He caught the eye during the competition and Liverpool were believed to be leading the race for his signature last summer.

The Reds are also keen on Jude and it is believed his parents Mark and Denis have a “strong desire” for the 19-year-old to move to Anfield.

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Klopp sees Bellingham as key to the future of the team’s midfield with Jordan Henderson, 32, James Milner, 36, and Thiago, 31, entering into their final years.

And their chances of completing a deal have been boosted after Bellingham and Henderson forged a friendship during the World Cup.

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