Chelsea are said to be ‘confident’ of signing Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes this summer after the midfielder rejected a new £30,000-a-week offer to remain at Old Trafford.
The teenager is out-of-contract at the end of next month and has rejected an offer to extend his stay at the club, with the England youth international keen to secure more regular first-team football.
Gomes became the youngest player in over half a century to represent Manchester United after making his first-team debut against Crystal Palace three years ago, but has struggled to establish himself since then and has made just six appearances in all competitions so far this season.
According to the Mirror, Chelsea are now confident of capitalising on Gomes’ frustrations and securing a deal to bring the 19-year-old to Stamford Bridge, the midfielder likely to have been impressed by the opportunities handed to young players at the club in recent months.
Frank Lampard has integrated several of the club’s best academy graduates into the Chelsea first team during his debut season in charge of the west London side, with the likes of Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount having earned England recognition following their respective breakthroughs this term.
The report does however add that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ‘hopeful’ that he can convince the U19 World Cup winner to commit his future to the club.