Dominic Solanke wants £50,000 a week and the promise of first-team opportunities if he is to sign a new contract at Chelsea. Solank...
Dominic Solanke wants £50,000 a week and the promise of first-team opportunities if he is to sign a new contract at Chelsea.
Solanke who is Nigerian born and still eligible to play for the Super Eagles has played a total of 17 minutes in a Chelsea shirt, has one year left on his £8,000 a week deal and contract talks have stalled, as revealed by Sportsmail last week.
The Blues rate the England Under-21 international highly and are committed to their youth system but are determined not to be held to ransom.
Dominic Solanke: Factfile
Date of birth: September 14, 1997
Clubs: Chelsea, Vitesse Arnhem (loan)
First-team appearances: 25
Solanke has made one first-team appearance for the club and has spent this year on loan in Holland.
It will be a bitter blow if Chelsea are to lose the youngster, long since identified as one of the academy products capable of bridging the void into the first team.