Dominic Solanke’s England call-up could end up costing Liverpool £10million.
The Reds youngster has been called into Gareth Southgate’s depleted Three Lions squad with the senior side decimated by injuries.
Solanke, 20, swapped Chelsea for Anfield in the summer on a free transfer, but the Blues are due compensation due to the player’s tender years.
Liverpool offered £3million to the west Londoners, which was rejected, and the fee will now be decided by a tribunal.
Chelsea want £10million, according to The Sun, and are hopeful Solanke’s England call-up can help them command that sum.
No date has yet been set for the tribunal.
Solanke was on the books at Stamford Bridge from the age of eight, but made just one first-team appearance for the club.
Southgate is no stranger to young England players having coached the Under-21s before taking over with the seniors.
As well as Solanke, he has called up Angus Gunn, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Lewis Cook and Jack Cork.
Chelsea want to recruit former legend to help Conte
Chelsea are planning to recruit Gianfranco Zola, according to Tuttosport.
The former Chelsea legend is rumoured to be on Roman Abramovich’s wishlist, as a means of keeping Antonio Conte at the club and easing the tensions between him and ownership.
Recent reports were worrying for Conte, with Marca claiming that the Chelsea owner wasn’t talking to his Coach, a sure sign that the manager was for the sack.
The Pensioners’ Coach is tiffing with Marina Granovskaia, Abramovich’s talented second-in-command.
Tuttosport claim that Zola, a former Coach at West Ham, is seen as someone who can ease the tension.
Former director Michael Emenalo recently left, something which was seen as bad news for Conte, with Philippe Auclair that the Nigerian left because of the birth of his child.
Zola is very much loved at Chelsea, and would be a respected member of the front office.
Conte has recovered from a recent results crisis, beating Jose Mourinho 1-0 in a key Premier League tie.