Chelsea are all set to reopen negotiations with Dominic Solanke over a possible new contract at the club fresh reports from England indicate.
Discussions between the two parties broke down last season when the 18-year-old demanded £50,000-a-week wages and guarantees of first-team football.
Chelsea were jittery to those demands, but the Daily Telegraph claims that they have now re-entered negotiations as Solanke goes into the final year of his contract.
The Blues have a policy of only loaning players out if they have committed their futures to the club, meaning that contract discussions may need to be finalised before next Wednesday’s transfer deadline if Solanke is to play first-team football this season.
Solanke was handed a rare place in the matchday squad for the EFL Cup victory over Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night, although he remains behind the likes of Diego Costa, Michy Batshuayi and Loic Remy in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.