Huge: Chelsea turn their focus on highly-rated striker despite being rejected once
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Huge: Chelsea turn their focus on highly-rated striker despite being rejected once

According to reports in The Guardian Sport, Chelsea have reopened talks with their highly-rated striker Dominic Solanke. The youngster is already in the last year of his deal at Stamford Bridge while in the midst of a  standoff with the club after they rejected his demand for £50,000-a-week wages.

But with his contract expiring next summer, Chelsea have started the proceedings to secure the youngster’s services.

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The English giants have a policy of only loaning players out if they have committed their futures to the club, meaning that contract discussions may need to be completed before next Wednesday’s transfer deadline if Solanke is to play first-team football this season.

The 18-year old,who spent last season out on loan at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland, was handed a rare place in the matchday squad for the EFL Cup victory over Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night and if he accepts the clubs’s demand he might enter the first-team fray with Loic Remy all set to go out on loan.

Meanwhile, it remains still unclear whether Solanke and his stepfather, who has been handling all the negotiations, are willing to lower their demands and commit the youngster’s future at Chelsea.

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