Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke looks set to be the latest player to depart Stamford Bridge in search of regular football, with the Premier League rivals Liverpool are reportedly lining up a summer move for the teenager, according to the Evening Standard.
The west Londoners are reportedly unwilling to meet his £50,000-a-week wage demands that means he’ll be free to leave the club at the end of the season.
Conte says for now Dominic Solanke is a Chelsea player but he does not know about the player’s future. He thinks his will is to leave. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 17, 2017
The 19-year-old, who’s represented England Under-21s thrice, spent last season on loan at Eredivisie side Vitesse, where he scored seven goals.
Despite his lack of first-team appearances for the Blues, he has been a prolific goalscorer at youth level, has won the FA Youth Cup twice, the UEFA Youth League, as well as been named Chelsea’s Academy Player of the Year.
The Merseyside outfit Liverpool are expected to pay up to £8m for Solanke but will not meet his salary demands, instead could offer him the chance to force his way into Reds’ first-team plans.