Solanke’s Chelsea contract ends this summer, however the club will be expected receive remuneration for the 19-year-old, it is expected to be around £3m and chosen by tribunal. Solanke will officially join Liverpool on July 1.
Because a tribunal is included, it means Chelsea offered Solanke a contract extension to the three-year contract he signed in September 2014 – which was his first pro contract – yet the youth turned it down.
He is set to end up Liverpool’s fourth forward behind Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings, having been with Chelsea’s academy since 2004.
Solanke, who is presently playing for England at the U20 World Cup, has not made any appearances for the champions all season, having returned from a season-long loan at Vitesse Arnhem the previous summer.