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Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka, 18, ‘wanted by Borussia Dortmund’ as Jadon Sancho replacement

, Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka, 18, ‘wanted by Borussia Dortmund’ as Jadon Sancho replacement

BUKAYO SAKA is a transfer target for Borussia Dortmund as they consider having to replace Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

The German side face a tough task keeping hold of one of their prized assets this summer.

Borussia Dortmund want to pounce on stalled contract talks and land Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka

With 17 goals and 19 assists, 20-year-old Sancho has been one of the standout players in the Bundesliga this term and Manchester United are leading the race for his signature.

But if they cannot keep hold of him – despite their £120million asking price – Borussia Dortmund are ready to raid England again to find his replacement.

According to the Sunday Mirror, Dortmund have identified Arsenal teenager Saka as the man they want to bring in.

The 18-year-old winger-cum-full-back was handed his first-team debut by Unai Emery in the Europa League last season.

But after getting more minutes under his belt this term as well as injuries to Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac, new boss Mikel Arteta has stuck with Saka at left-back.

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The England youth international looks comfortable in the role, despite growing up in a more advanced attacking position.

In total, Saka has scored three and set up another eight across all competitions in the 2019/20 campaign.

However, he has just one year left to run on his current £3,000-a-week contract at the Emirates.

Arteta is confident a deal will be struck which would see the youngster given a bumper pay rise.

He said last month: “The club is doing what it has to do and is having conversations. We’ll get it resolved.”

But with talks still not proving conclusion, Dortmund may look to swoop ahead of Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich who have also shown interest.

The German outfit are also eyeing Birmingham ace Jude Bellingham for a summer switch, the same report adds.

At just 16, the young midfielder has been drawing plenty of attention for his performances in the Championship where he has racked up four goals and three assists.

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Plenty of top clubs are chasing Bellingham – who could cost as much as £50m – with Manchester United and Chelsea very keen.

It is understood Bellingham was “blown away” by United when he was shown around their Carrington training complex last month.

He was joined by his parents as he held talks with Solskjaer, legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson and chief transfer guru Matt Judge.

An Old Trafford source told SunSport: “We felt that he was blown away with what he was shown and what was said to him by all.

“We believe he was impressed with what we can offer. We have a duty of care to young players and want to develop them.”

Dortmund are also keen on Birmingham sensation Jude Bellingham but face competition from Manchester United and Chelsea

, Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka, 18, ‘wanted by Borussia Dortmund’ as Jadon Sancho replacement

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