Liverpool setback as Chelsea demand increased compensation for Dominic Solanke after World Cup performances

The 19-year-old agreed to join Jurgen Klopp's side prior to the World Cup

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Liverpool could be forced to pay up to £10m compensation for Dominic Solanke, with Chelsea willing to take the Reds to court if they cannot find a settlement.

The youngster, who won the Golden Ball on the way to helping England win the Under-20 World Cup this month, has agreed to join the Reds after Chelsea let his contract run out this summer.

However, as he is under the age of 24, the Blues are entitled to compensation over his transfer.

Liverpool originally offered a package of £3m compensation which was laughed out of the room by the Stamford Bridge hierarchy, who, according to the Evening Standard, are demanding £10m.

Chelsea believe his performance at the Under-20 World Cup, where he finished as second-top goalscorer with four goals, has dramatically increased his value.

Initially the Blues were asking for £8m, but they now want an inflated fee of £2m more.

If the two clubs can’t agree a deal between them then it will go to an independent tribunal to be settled.