Report: Manchester United improve contract offer amid alleged Chelsea interest in teenager
Manchester United have reportedly reopened contract talks with Angel Gomes and improved their offer amid alleged Chelsea interest.
Having been at United for over a decade, the 19-year-old will be out of contract this summer.
The report claims Manchester United have put an increased offer on the table after having their previous £25,000-a-week two-year proposal turned down by Gomes.
The teenager wanted greater security and Manchester United have now reportedly offered him up to £30,000-a-week salary with the option of a third year.
United previously sealed a new deal for another young talent, Tahith Chong, and are hoping Gomes would choose the same path.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the Metro earlier this month: “With Tahith we’re very happy he sees his future here, we can see a very good player there and we’ll give him time to develop.
“That is the same with Angel. We hope we can convince him in the near future and long term future that he’s a Manchester United player.”
Gomes is reportedly frustrated by the lack of first-team opportunities at Old Trafford.
Just like Chong, Gomes plays in advanced midfield positions or on the flanks. The latter has made just six appearances in all competitions this season.
Lampard’s Chelsea have pushed the likes of Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour to the forefront this season, which makes Stamford Bridge an attractive destination for young players.
However, with already crowded midfield options at Chelsea, the competition will not be much different for Gomes compared to where he is now.