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Monday 18 December 2017

Rodgers hails Chelsea's highly-rated Solanke as Celtic linked to move

Dominic Solanke
Dominic Solanke

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.

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."

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