Chelsea are reportedly in talks with RB Leipzig about the possibility of selling Dominic Solanke to them as his contract demands look set to scupper his Stamford Bridge future.
As reported by The Daily Mail, the 19-year-old has reached an impasse in contract talks with the Blues. The Express add that he’s demanding £50,000-a-week despite the fact that he hasn’t gone close to proving he deserves that level of salary as of yet.
Arsenal and Liverpool are noted in the report as interested parties along with Bayern Munich, but it’s RB Leipzig who seem to be in pole position to snap up the England youngster this summer if he doesn’t lower his demands.
It’s claimed that the Bundesliga outfit have already held talks with Chelsea about the move, but the Premier League leaders would miss out on a significant compensation fee if he moved abroad as it’s claimed he could move on for just £350,000.
In contrast, with Liverpool reconsidering their options and lining up a possible bid for Solanke, Chelsea would be able to demand a fee of around £8m if he was to stay in England, and so despite the fact that they’d be selling to a direct rival, it could make more financial sense to see him swap London for Merseyside.
Solanke has yet to make an impact at senior level at Stamford Bridge, while he scored seven goals in 27 appearances in all competitions during his loan spell with Vitesse last season.
In turn, he certainly has a long way to go to justify all the fuss over his future, but he undoubtedly possesses plenty of talent and will be looking for more opportunities to make his mark moving forward with a future at Chelsea looking more and more unlikely.