Brendan Rodgers responds to reported Celtic interest in Chelsea starlet

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first_img Dominic Solanke looks set to leave Chelsea this summer Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has praised the ‘fantastic talent’ of Dominic Solanke after being linked with a move for the young Chelsea forward.Reports claim the 19-year-old has refused a new contract offer at Stamford Bridge and that the Hoops boss is interested in bringing him to Parkhead in the summer.Under cross-border rules, the Scottish Premiership champions would only need to pay a fraction of the fee English clubs would have to stump up for the England Under-21 international.When asked about the speculation at the club’s Lennoxtown training ground, the Northern Irishman did not say he had a definite interest in Solanke, but he was praiseworthy.“Nothing much other than I know Dominic well,” said Rodgers.“I took Dominic into Chelsea when he was eight years of age. I am delighted for him and the career he has had up until now as a young player, he is a fantastic talent.“But no more than that. I only speak on him because I know the player back then.“It is unfortunate that he is maybe not going to renew his contract at Chelsea because it is a great club, but he maybe deems that his future lies elsewhere.“But apart from that, nothing else to add.“So I can see where there is a connection with him and I, but nothing more than that.” 1last_img read more

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