Jude Bellingham ‘is yet to train ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s title decider against Mainz due to a knee injury’, and could MISS their final match ahead of his proposed move to Real Madrid
- Jude Bellingham missed Dortmund’s win over Augsburg with a knee injury
- He still hasn’t trained ahead of their final game of the season on Saturday
- Dortmund play Mainz as they look to wrap up their first league title since 2012
Jude Bellingham is a doubt for Borussia Dortmund’s title decider against Mainz on Saturday as he is still struggling with a knee injury, according to reports.
The 19-year-old missed Dortmund’s penultimate game of the season on Sunday as his side picked up a 3-0 win over Augsburg to move top of the table.
He posted on social media ahead of kick-off that he was ‘doing everything to be available again for next week’, with Dortmund needing a win on the final day to secure their first Bundesliga title in 11 years.
However, he was unable to train with his team-mates on Tuesday as he is still being troubled by his right knee, as reported by Bild.
Bellingham was only at the training ground for 10 minutes before leaving again, suggesting he was never close to joining in the session with the squad.
Jude Bellingham missed Dortmund’s win against Augsburg on Sunday with a knee injury
Bellingham is still struggling with the issue and has not trained ahead of their title decider
Time is running out for Bellingham to prove his fitness, but he has not ruled himself out of contention yet, telling Bild ‘I hope so’ when asked if he will be involved on Saturday.
The match could be Bellingham’s farewell at Dortmund as he is closing in on a summer switch to Real Madrid.
The England international has reportedly already agreed all the details of his contract with the Spanish giants, and a final fee is expected to be negotiated later this month.
Bellingham would be a big miss for Dortmund if he is unable to play this weekend, having netted 14 goals in all competitions this season.
He has scored three goals in his last two appearances as Edin Terzic’s side close in on the title.
Following Bayern Munich’s shock 3-1 defeat at home to RB Leipzig last Saturday, Dortmund now have a two-point advantage over their rivals, and will be looking to hold their nerve on what promises to be a tense final day.
Edin Terzic’s side are looking to hold off Bayern Munich to end their 11-year wait for the title