Chelsea have no interest in signing Angel Gomes despite reports linking the 19-year old with a move to Stamford Bridge, according to Blues boss, Frank Lampard.
Gomes is out of contract at Manchester United after failing to sign a new deal and has been linked with a move to Chelsea.
‘I can elaborate to the point that it’s never been mentioned at my end,’ said Lampard when asked about Gomes’ availability in his pre-match press conference for the match at West Ham, which takes place on Wednesday.
Gomes reportedly rejected United’s offer of around £25,000 a week, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had admitted that Gomes was set to leave United.
The United manager said last week that he was hopeful of Gomes – United’s young player of the year in 2017 who has been training at the club since the age of six – would agree to stay.
But asked on Monday morning if Gomes, a Golden Boy nominee, will leave, Solskjaer said: ‘To be honest, I’ve not heard from them last night or this morning so it seems like they haven’t managed to agree.
‘The answer is probably short and “yes”. I’ve got no news. Nothing. It doesn’t look like it.’
Gomes made his first-team debut in 2017 at 16 years of age, coming on as a substitute for Wayne Rooney against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
But that emergence has failed to result in a breakthrough to the first-team squad – he has made just a total of 10 appearances for the club in all competitions.
And though talks over a new deal have taken place over 18 months, a renewal has not been agreed and the 19-year-old will be without a club from tomorrow.
Juventus are also reported to hold an interest in Gomes.
He is also an England Under-20 international and was captain of the Three Lions side which won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.