Liverpool leading the chase to sign Chelsea striker in shock move [Evening Standard]

Youth failing again

Chelsea may have one of the biggest youth academies in football, but when it comes to bringing their starlets through, they’re abysmal.

The Blues are in desperate need of a young star in their first team, yet it seems Dominic Solanke will be the latest to leave – and for Liverpool.

The Reds would only have to offer Chelsea around £8 million in compensation – and give the player a better contact, which is behind his motivations for leaving the club.

Solanke is highly rated, yet it seems he’s unable to convince the Chelsea board to pay him what he considers a reasonable amount – or put him in the first team – another reason he wants to move on.

Strikers needed

One thing Liverpool do need are strikers, with Daniel Sturridge looking on his way out of the club, having failed to impress Jurgen Klopp.

To bring in such a young forward however may concern fans, who could want a marquee signing – yet after seeing Liverpool fail to strengthen their defence this winter, that should be top priority for Klopp come the summer.