Chelsea To Use Dominic Solanke’s England Call-Up In Liverpool Tribunal Case

Chelsea To Use Dominic Solanke’s England Call-Up In Liverpool Tribunal Case
Nov 13, 2017

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According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea will use Dominic Solanke’s England call-up as part of their case to put toward a tribunal over his transfer to Liverpool.

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Solanke, Angus Gunn and Lewis Cook were promoted from the England Under-21 squad over the weekend due to injuries and absentees in the England squad. Given the lack of options up front in the squad, Solanke may be in line to make his debut at some point against Brazil on Tuesday night.

The 20-year-old moved from Chelsea to Liverpool in May after leading the England to win the Under-20 World Cup in the summer. Solanke completed the move on 1st July upon the expiration of his Chelsea contract. However, since the forward was a homegrown player under the age of 24, the transfer fee for the deal is to be settled in a tribunal. Chelsea rejected Liverpool’s offer of £3m in June, as the Blues were reportedly demanding a fee in excess of £10m.

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Chelsea signed Solanke from the age of eight and according to the tribunal rules, a player’s potential future is one of the factors taken into account when the tribunal meets to decide the price.

The Blues case had already been strengthened by Solanke’s performance at the Under-20 World Cup and the youngster has now made 10 appearances for Liverpool’s first team since arriving at Anfield.

Being drafted into England’s senior squad is another factor for them to point to whenever the case is heard. There is no set case for the date but with all the factors in their power, Chelsea have been handed the upper hand in the case.

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