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Dominic Solanke leaves Chelsea to sign with Liverpool

Dominic Solanke has chosen to move north.

Liverpool have confirmed Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke will join the club.

The 19-year-old striker is out of contract at Chelsea this summer and will move to Anfield on July 1.

Due to his age, Liverpool will have to pay Chelsea a compensation fee for their part in the player's development, possibly in the region of £2-3 million, which will be decided by a Premier League tribunal.

The teenager made just one senior appearance for the Blues in 2014 and enjoyed a successful spell out on loan at Vitesse Arnhem during the 2015-16 campaign, scoring seven goals in 25 appearances.

Solanke, who is currently in South Korea competing with England at the Under-20 World Cup, will become Liverpool's first confirmed signing of the summer.

Celtic and RB Leipzig had also been linked to a move for Solanke. Reports had said negotiations over his contract at Stamford Bridge faltered over his concerns about a lack of playing time.

Also on Tuesday, Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic completed his move to Bournemouth.

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.


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