17 Feb 2017 09:15:20
looks like dom Solanke is. going to liverpool?
any true in this ed002?
thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool are not allowed to speak to Solanke nor agree a pre-contract with him. If they have been speaking to the player then that would without doubt result in a very significant fine and perhaps a transfer ban. I cannot believe that they would be that stupid. They can however talk to his representative (his step-father) who was dealing with Chelsea in trying to reach an agreement over a new contract. Chelsea has no interest in being held to ransom and paying him the outrageous asking price for his salary - and would therefore be more than happy for him to let his contract run down and join another Premier League side (as it would significantly increase the compensation due). I understand that the player himself has already had a discussion with a representative of Celtic. He is a decent player of whom much is expected - but his financial expectations are way beyond Chelsea's means.}

1.) 17 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017 12:14:08
thank you!
fair play on chelseas behalf, should never be held to ransome by a teenager who has never played a full game for us. youngsters have gone mad.

2.) 17 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017 13:49:14
I fully back the way Chelsea seem to be handling this. I wonder where the unrealistic wage demand has stemmed from. real shame to lose talented players due to greed at such a young age.

3.) 17 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017 14:19:02
I think the club made a bid of a rod for its own back when RLC signed a new deal - through the ranks, he arguably contributed less than players like Baker, Solanke and Abraham but was in the right place at the right time for his new contract. There is a need at the club for homegrown talent, club trained and English - three ingredients which will make any contract negotiations with our youth players interesting.

{Ed002's Note - You think it would have been better for the club to let RLC's contract run out then? Great plan.}

4.) 17 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017 14:41:45
Hi Ed002, not at all. the point I was trying to make was that I think (though may be wrong) that his contract negotiation was quite high profile via the media - once hew signed I think that fellow youth players will try and use that example as leverage in their own negotiations.

{Ed002's Note - No and they are entirely unrelated. The discussions with DS go back to early last summer. Don't try to complicate everything.}

5.) 17 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017 17:06:53
There is no doubt solanke is a promising player but to apparently be asking for 50k per week is a joke. I kind of feel for the young players at Chelsea as even though chalobah/ ake etc are around the squad, there not getting much game time. Our reserves/ u23'/ youth (whatever you want to call them) have won countless trophies over the years without one of them having regular first team game time. I just think at another club our younger players would be getting a lot more minutes. The loan system in players going to vitese is also a joke, they need to be kept in English football. In terms of development solanke needs the loan to a championship team where's he's playing regular, it's doing wonders for Abraham, swift and izzy brown before he can start demanding the high amount of money he thinks he's worth.

6.) 17 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017 21:41:01
wish players would not use fathers / father in laws as agents, they tend to have too high opinion of their kids worth.

7.) 17 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017 21:46:25
abraham is definitely the way foward not izzy brown.

8.) 19 Feb 2017
19 Feb 2017 04:00:16
Obviously not what Steve was saying ed2. The ridiculous wages that loftus-cheek receives is the rod on the back that Steve is talking about. If a coworker receives a wage much higher than mine, which I believe unjustified, I'm going to demand a similar wage.

I do believe the club is doing the right thing with Dom solanke, however.

{Ed002's Note - That is not how it works - and it would be chaos if it did. You are living in some sort of fantasy world if you think there will be a queue of young players demanding ridiculous wages.}

9.) 19 Feb 2017
19 Feb 2017 12:05:36
Again, that is not what I'm saying. It is how it can work in workplaces and I believe is similar to the situation we are discussing.

All to there own beliefs though.

{Ed002's Note - It is not a similar situation at all. You try and complicate a very, very simple situation that does not concern any player other than Solanke.}

10.) 21 Feb 2017
21 Feb 2017 12:23:25
What you believe is not a fact my freind

I was stating my opinion, no need to present yours as complete truth.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea has no similar issues with any other players - I can assure you of that. If they did they would be moved on immediately. It is a problem with Solanke and Solanke only.}