Chelsea’s promising striker Dominic Solanke has rejected interest from Arsenal to join Liverpool for around £3million this summer.
According to Football.London, the 19-year-old centre-forward failed to agree a deal with Chelsea and ignored a number of suitors to make the switch to Merseyside where he will link up with manager Jurgen Klopp at Anfield ahead of the new campaign.
Solanke is currently representing England in the U20 World Cup in South Korea. His exact fee will be decided by tribunal. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte overlooked the hot prospect this season and reports of a breakdown in talks are believed to have paved the way for an exit.
The young striker was alleged to have made lucrative contract demands that Chelsea had no sign of matching but Liverpool are putting a lot of faith in the Englishman despite him having no proven record at the top level.
The Reds weren’t the only club in for Solanke, with Celtic eyeing him up as a potential replacement for striker Moussa Dembele – who has been linked with Arsenal – while Red Bull Leipzig were also mentioned.
Liverpool could be parting company with a more experienced English striker in Daniel Sturridge this summer and may be developing a potential replacement in Solanke if he progresses well.