13 November 2017
Dominic Solanke’s England call-up could end up costing Liverpool £10million. And the receiving party will be Chelsea from where the striker joined the Reds.
The Reds youngster has been called into Gareth Southgate’s depleted Three Lions squad with the senior side decimated by injuries.
Solanke, 20, swapped Chelsea for Anfield in the summer on a free transfer, but the Blues are due for compensation due to the player’s tender years.
Liverpool offered £3million to the west Londoners, which was rejected, and the fee will now be decided by a tribunal.
Chelsea want £10million, according to The Sun, and are hopeful Solanke’s England call-up can help them command that sum.
No date has yet been set for the tribunal.
Solanke was on the books at Stamford Bridge from the age of eight, but made just one first-team appearance for the club.
Southgate is no stranger to young England players having coached the Under-21s before taking over with the seniors.
As well as Solanke, he has called up Angus Gunn, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Lewis Cook and Jack Cork.