CHELSEA have made a “lucrative” offer to sign Angel Gomes after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that he has not extended his Manchester United contract.
The playmaker is set to walk out on Old Trafford today, after having failed to agree fresh terms with the club.
According to the Independent, Gomes has rejected an offer of £25,000 plus bonus, but had more favorable options elsewhere.
One of the most interested clubs is Chelsea, as the manager of Frank Lampard is keen to add the 19-year-old to his crop of homegrown talent.
Super-agent Pini Zahavi is involved in the discussion, but Gomes also a lot of other interest from all over Europe.
It is understood that he has been approached by Hamburg, Valencia and Benfica are among the main clubs in the continent.
The attacking midfielder has been restricted to just six first-team appearances this season has, therefore, refused to sign the agreement and will be a free agent from 1st July.
Manager Ole Solskjaer said yesterday: “I have not heard from them yesterday evening or this morning, it seems that they have not managed to agree.”
Gomes has represented England at all levels, from under 16 to under 20 years of age and was captain of the under-17 World Cup winner in 2016.
He was also the youngest winner of the Organization of the prestigious Jimmy Murphy young player award in 2017, at the age of 15 years and 362 days, after having scored 12 goals in 19 games for the under 18 years of age.
London-born Gomes, the father of Gil was a Portuguese under-21 international.
He is also the godson of United legend Nani.