BORUSSIA DORTMUND are reportedly planning a deal to make Jude Bellingham the highest-paid player at the club.
The 19-year-old sensation is the subject of transfer interest from the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United.
But the German club are still holding out hope that he could stay.
Writing for Caught Offside, Bild reporter Christian Falk has claimed Dortmund are planning contract talks with Bellingham in March.
They reportedly want to make the teenager the top earner at the club.
It's claimed they are willing to offer him a new deal worth a mammoth £13million-a-year.
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That works out at £250,000-a-week.
Marco Reus is out of contract at Dortmund at the end of the season, so the club can afford to give Bellingham a wage hike.
However, the Bundesliga side are also open to exit talks this summer when Bellingham will enter the final two years of his current deal.
The report claims Dortmund are yet to receive any official proposals for Bellingham, but there is plenty of interest in his signature.
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SunSport exclusively revealed last weekend that Bellingham is set to turn down a new Dortmund contract.
That is set to kickstart the auction for the former Birmingham City man.
Earlier this week Sky in Germany claimed Liverpool are the current favourites for his signature.
Bellingham is Jurgen Klopp's No1 transfer target as he looks to overhaul an ageing midfield.
But Real Madrid are also keen, as are both Manchester clubs.
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