Transfer Focus: Chelsea braced for Solanke bid

The Bundesliga’s most hated team, RB Leipzig, are considering a move for Chelsea youngster Dominc Solanke as they look to make the most of the untapped market of English youngsters not getting their chance in the Premier League, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

What’s the word?

The German sensations, who finished second behind Bayern Munich in their first top flight season, are looking to invest in young English talent over the summer as they prepare for Champions League football.

The Red Bull-backed side, who are far from popular in their home country, are targeting a move for Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke this summer, as well as Manchester City’s Jadon Sancho.

The controversial club have risen through the leagues at an alarming rate and are now basing their future plans around allowing young players the chance to grow within their ranks, where they may not be allowed the chances at Premier League clubs.

Another one bites the dust?

Chelsea have long been criticised for their youth strategy.

Each season the Blues have well over 30 players out on loan as well as maintaining the most successful youth side in the country, however, it is unlikely any of those away from the club or staring in the development ranks will ever make an impact on the first team.

There is an endless list of former Blues who are impressing in the Premier League having never been given the chance in west London, from Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne at the top of their game to the likes of Ryan Bertand and Oriol Romeu at Southampton.

Solanke, who was previously loaned to Vitesse Arnhem, has played just 17 minutes of first team football for Chelsea and, despite being regarded as one of the top young talents in English football, that seems unlikely to change in the near future.

The 19-year-old could well be on his way this summer, especially with the tantalising offer of first team football which Chelsea simply won’t match.

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