Report: Chelsea starlet Solanke wants £50k-a-week deal

Date published: Tuesday 26th April 2016 12:21

Chelsea starlet Dominic Solanke is reportedly demanding a salary of £50,000 a week before he signs a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

The 18-year-old striker, who has played just 17 minutes for the first team, has one year left to run on his Blues deal and is demanding a huge raise on his current contract.

The highly-rated England Under-21 international, whose existing deal is believed to be worth around £8,000 a week, is currently on a season’s loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem.

Solanke, who featured in the 6-0 win over Maribor last season, is also reported to be demanding assurances about his playing time and so far talks with the club and his representatives have stalled.

The Reading-born forward is one of the many Chelsea youngsters currently out on loan and he has scored seven times in 24 Eredivise games for Vitesse this term.

Solanke is one of the youngsters that Chelsea are believed to have high hopes for and with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek agreeing a contract worth £60,000 a week in February, Solanke is chasing a similar contract.

Kenedy, Bertrand Traore, Jake Clarke-Salter and Loftus-Cheek have appeared for the first team this term.

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