Dominic Solanke has been one of the most promising young talents in English football for some time, but thus far in his career, he’s failed to really make an impact at Chelsea.
Solanke’s contract at Chelsea was winding down and is due to expire at the end of the season, with the two parties at a stand-off over personal terms.
The London Evening Standard claim that Chelsea will allow one of their most highly-rated youth products in recent memory leave the club on a free transfer in summer as they refuse to meet his £50,000-a-week wage demands.
Chelsea refused to allow Solanke a loan move so he can get some much-needed first-team football unless he lowered his demands and signed a new long-term deal but it appears that that will not happen.
The 19-year-old rose through the ranks at Stamford Bridge and impressed out on loan with Vitesse Arnhem but has only made one career senior Chelsea appearance to date.
Liverpool signed Danny Ings in similar circumstances and are currently in a legal battle over a compensation fee for the striker and it’s likely they’d have to go through the same fiasco with Chelsea if they brought in Solanke.