Chelsea FC latest: Blues threaten to drop Dominic Solanke to youth squad unless he drops £50k wage demands
Chelsea have threatened to drop Dominic Solanke back to the club’s youth squad over his astounding £50,000-a-week wage demands.
The 18-year-old striker – currently on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem – is currently on £7,000-a-week with the Blues.
But, despite having played just 17 minutes of football in one first-team appearance for the Blues, the youngster is demanding a bumper deal to commit his long-term future to the London club.
Solanke has scored seven goals in 24 games for Vitesse Arnhem this season, and wants assurances that he will be given first-team opportunities if he signs on again at Stamford Bridge.
Blues fans were furious with the news, and Chelsea are refusing to back down to the his demands and are prepared to dump the highly-rated starlet back in the development squad unless he lowers his terms.
According to The Times, the Premier League giants have also threatened to block any possible loan move next season, unless he agrees to sign a new deal on their terms.
It is understannd Solanke will not be a part of incoming manager Antonio Conte’s plans next term, so now will have to choose to spend the rest of his Chelsea stay in exile, or put his career first and sign a new deal.