Chelsea in advanced talks with 19-year-old English playmaker

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Man United attacker Angel Gomes has reportedly said his goodbyes to his team-mates ahead of a transfer away. U20 England international came through Red Devils’ academy but has failed to agree on a new deal, as announced by coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer yesterday.

“I’ve got no news, nothing. 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,” the Norwegian manager said.

It is also claimed that Chelsea had made a contract offer to Gomes in a bid to lure him to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer.

However, in a potential twist, their sources have played down links with Blues, though they conceded Angel had said his goodbyes to United players at Carrington yesterday.

The report sheds some light on how Angel came to decide to leave Old Trafford, with a lack of first-team opportunities his biggest concern.

The 19-year-old playmaker has had some chances in Solskjaer’s first-team but did not do enough in those appearances to convince the Norwegian tactician that he should be playing more.

It will be interesting to see if United live to regret this saga, especially if Angel ends up at a rival like Blues and enjoys success there.