Chelsea in advanced talks with 19-year-old technically gifted attacker

The Red Devils playmaker Angel Gomes is caught in ‘two minds’ over his future at the Old Trafford following interest from Premier League rivals Chelsea. U20 England international has long been regarded as one of the most talented footballers in Man United’s academy, and he captained England’s U17s to World Cup glory in 2017 at the age of 16.

However, after making his debut for Red Devils under Jose Mourinho in 2017, Angel has played only four further league games, and only two of those have come under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this campaign. Gomes is now in ‘two minds’ whether to remain at Theatre of Dreams or to join the Blues on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.

That’s left the 19-year-old attacker considering his future as he’s desperate for first-team football given footballers in his age group like Foden, Sancho and Hudson-Odoi are all playing regular football. Red Devils believe the English playmaker needs extra time given his slight frame and the offer is on the table worth nearly £30,000-a-week.

Red Devils believe this is a generous offer and it outstrips the offer made to fellow prospect Tahith Chong earlier this campaign, with the Dutch winger penning a three-year contract on the terms. However, Blues interest has thrown a spanner in the works, particularly as Frank Lampard has displayed a determination to blood teenagers.

Red Devils would be due some compensation given they trained Angel from the age of eight, but they would be devastated to lose the playmaker, with managers considering him a ‘generational talent’. Gomes returned to training alongside the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad this week, and the youngster has been training with the first team.