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Liverpool to sign Chelsea striker Solanke

Liverpool have announced the signing of teenage striker Dominic Solanke from Chelsea.

Solanke, who is yet to make a senior league appearance for the new Premier League champions, will join Liverpool at the end of his contract on July 1.

The 19-year-old made his Chelsea debut in a 6-0 Champions League thrashing of Maribor in 2014 and spent time on loan at Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie in the 2015-16 season, scoring seven goals for the club.

Solanke is a two-time FA Youth Cup champion and a winner of both the UEFA Youth League and Under-17 European Championship and he will add to Jurgen Klopp's forward options after he led Liverpool to fourth place in the Premier League.

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The teenager has also represented England at every age level from Under-16 to Under-21 and is currently on international duty at the Under-20 World Cup.

Solanke scored in England's opening game of the competition, a 3-0 win over Argentina, with the Three Lions set to face Costa Rica in the round of 16 on Wednesday.