CHELSEA is said to have made a “lucrative” offer to sign Angel Gomes after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that he had not extended his contract at Manchester United.
The playmaker is expected to leave Old Trafford today, having failed to reach an agreement with the club.
According to the Independent, Gomes rejected an offer of £ 25,000 plus bonuses, but had more favorable options elsewhere.
Chelsea is one of the most interested clubs, with manager Frank Lampard looking to add the 19-year-old to his crop of local talent.
Super agent Pini Zahavi is involved in the discussion, but Gomes also has many other interests from all over Europe.
It is understood that he has been approached by Hamburg, Valencia and Benfica among the main clubs of the continent.
The attacking midfielder has been limited to only six first team appearances this season, so he has refused to sign a deal and will be a free agent from July 1.
Manager Ole Solskjaer said yesterday: “I didn’t hear from them last night or this morning, it looks like they couldn’t get along.”
Gomes has represented England at all levels from under 16 to under 20 and was captain of the 2016 U17 World Cup winning team.
He was also the youngest winner of the prestigious Jimmy Murphy Young Player Award in 2017, aged 15 and 362 days, having scored 12 goals in 19 appearances for the under 18s.
Gomes’ father, born in London, Gil was a Portuguese international under the age of 21.
He is also the godson of the united legend Nani.