Chelsea are struggling to agree a compensation fee with Liverpool for the services of former striker Dominic Solanke according to ESPN.
The 20-year-old Reading born forward rejected the opportunity to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge in favour of a move to The Blues’ English Premier League rivals Liverpool last summer.
With Solanke under 23 years of age, Chelsea are entitled to a compensation fee from Liverpool for the player, however, it has been suggested that a final sum has not been agreed between the two clubs over 10 months on from the transfer.
Solanke made just one senior appearance for Chelsea but has featured for new club Liverpool on 27 occasions this season while he scored his first goal for The Reds against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend. The Merseyside club were expected to pay Chelsea a sum of around £3 million for the England Under-21 international but The Blues could now force the transfer to be discussed at a tribunal which may drive the player’s fee up.
The striker is a product of Chelsea’s academy system and Solanke went on to win the FA Youth Cup on two occasions and the UEFA Youth League during his time with both the Under-18s and Under-19s. Solanke was crowned The Blues’ Academy Player of the Year in 2014/2015.