Liverpool have agreed a deal for Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke
Dominic Solanke will leave Chelsea on a free transfer this summer after seeing out his contract with the Premier League champions.
The 19-year-old striker had a number of suitors in the Premier League, as well as Celtic and Bundesliga newcomers Red Bull Leipzig.
However, Liverpool have won the battle for the teenager's signature.
The Reds will have to pay a tribunal fee for Solanke because he is under 24 which is estimated at round £3million.
Dominic Solanke spent last season on loan with Vitesse
Liverpool have agreed a deal with the England Under-21 international worth less than £20,000 a week.
The contract comes as a surprise following reports earlier in the year which suggested Solanke would command a £35,000-a-week pay cheque.
However, Jurgen Klopp has managed to convince the striker to join Anfield where he sees a bright future for the teenager.
His arrival now casts serious doubts over the future of Daniel Sturridge who was forced to play second fiddle to Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi this season.
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Solanke made his senior debut for Chelsea in 2014 aged just 17 but has not featured in the first-team since.
He spent last season on loan with Dutch side Vitesse, making 26 appearances in all competitions, but failed to kick-on this term.
Predominantly a striker, Solanke can also operate on the left wing and as an attacking midfielder in a number 10 role.