Chelsea Set To Steal Gomes From The Noses Of Manchester United


News according to Sports Central has it that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Angel Gomes will be leaving the Old Trafford when his contract expires on Tuesday.


However, Chelsea are said to have had productive talks with Gomes camp in a bid to steal the talented teenager under the nose of their Premier League rival.


Gomes arrived on stage for United in 2017 at just 16 years of age and was the first player born in the 2000s to appear in the English Premier League. There were many expectations that Gomes would eventually join the first team on a more consistent level at Old Trafford.


However, the small midfielder struggled to make his claim regularly. This season, he only played two Premier League games; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be still interested in tying the 19-year-old to a new contract.


Negotiations have reportedly failed in recent weeks with Solskjaer finally admitting defeat in Gomes penning a new contract before his contract expired on Tuesday.


Solskjaer said: "I’ve not heard from them last night or this morning, it seems like they haven’t managed to agree. "The answer is probably short and ‘yes he's leaving’, then.


However, according to The Independent as cited by Sports Central, the United Academy product has attracted plenty interest across Europe. The report has suggested that Chelsea will win the race to his signature after submitting a larger contract offer than what United has on the table.


Gomes is said to have turned down an offer worth £25,000 per week with bonuses to stay at Old Trafford with the likes of Hamburg, Valencia and Benfica have also contacted representatives of Gomes.


Meanwhile, the Red Devils has also agreed to extend Dean Henderson's loan at Sheffield United until the end of the season. The 23-year-old has impressed on loan this season and has played eleven times in 29 league games without conceding a goal. But the report suggests.


The Blades remain strong rivals for Solskjaer's team in the table, with Chris Wilders' team just five points behind in eighth on the table.


For United, they can move up to fifth place above Wolves if they win against Brighton on Tuesday evening.


Tottenham also hope to close the gap with their rivals when they come against Sheffield United on Thursday.


 


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