Liverpool set to complete shock move for Chelsea youngster

BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 30:  Dominic Solanke (R) of Chelsea reacts after scoring against Thailand All-Stars during the international friendly match between Thailand All-Stars and Chelsea FC at Rajamangala Stadium on May 30, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.  (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
(Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

Chelsea’s Academy graduate Dominic Solanke is reportedly ready to make a summer switch to Liverpool after the player’s £50,000-a-week wage demand has been snubbed by the club, The Sun claims.

The England U21 international’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season, and he has told his friends and family that he’ll be preparing himself for a move to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Solanke is very highly rated and has been very impressive on the youth level both for club and country, and the Reds could sign him for as little as £8m – the compensation fee they’d owe Chelsea for the deal.

The 19-year-old has also been offered a key role at Celtic, but the Scottish Premier League leaders won’t be able to match Liverpool’s package as they’re planning to give Solanke a proper knock in the first-team next season – something he hasn’t been able to do during his time at Chelsea.