Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke has been labelled “greedy” and much worse by Blues fans on social media after it was reported that he was demanding £50,000 a week to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
However, The Telegraph have today printed an apology, of sorts, by dedicated two sentences to Solanke (second from the left above) in their ‘Corrections and Clarifications’ section.
The Telegraph were not the only publication to report these claims.
CaughtOffside also quoted the false reports, so for that we also apologise.
Rumours naturally spread around the internet like wildfire.
We just hope the spreading of this clarification is equally aggressive.
Solanke, 19, could still leave Chelsea this summer as his current contract expires in June.
Although Solanke has only made one senior appearance for Chelsea – a 20-minute cameo in a 6-0 win over Maribor during the 2014-15 Champions League – he has enjoyed an incredible career at youth level.
Solanke has won the FA Youth Cup twice, as well as the UEFA Youth League in 2015.
He has also enjoyed international success, winning the Victory Shield with England U16s in 2012, before firing the Three Lions to U17 glory at the European Championship in 2014.