Man Utd’s Angel Gomes holds talks with Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia

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The United youngster now looks almost certain to leave Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea are confident of securing a deal for Manchester United starlet Angel Gomes after the player’s agent held talks with Marina Granovskaia, according to reports.

The 19-year-old is out of contract with the Red Devils at the end of June, when he will be free to leave for nothing, and has so far rejected United’s offers of a new deal worth around £25,000-a-week.

Gomes and his representatives are holding out for an even higher offer while he also wants assurances over first-team opportunities.

Gomes is highly rated at United and the club want him to stay (Picture: Getty)

That prompted Chelsea to swoop in, with Metro.co.uk exclusively revealing the west London club’s interest back in March with the Blues prepared to give him the game time he craves.

Now The Mirror report that Gomes has enlisted the help of super-agent Pini Zahavi, who has a long history with Chelsea dating back to when Roman Abramovich first bought the club – and they remain on excellent terms.

Zahavi is understood to have held talks with Chelsea director Granovskaia and the Blues are growing confident that they will win the race to land the talented England Under-20 international.

Frank Lampard is a fan of Gomes and the feeling is mutual, with the Chelsea manager’s willingness to use young players a hugely appealing proposition.

With Premier League clubs set to feel the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis, the prospect of only paying a compensation fee for Gomes makes him a very attractive target for Chelsea in what is expected to be a quiet and low-spending transfer market.

Zahavi watched Chelsea take on United at Stamford Bridge in February (Picture: Getty)

Despite Gomes’ talks with Chelsea, United have not given up hope of the youngster agreeing to remain at Old Trafford.

The teenager is happy to remain but would expect in excess of £30,000-a-week and a promise that he will receive more appearances than the six he was handed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, particularly with Mason Greenwood – two years his junior – seeing so much pitch time.

Gomes hinted he would like to stay in a Google hangout with the club’s official website, saying: ‘I’ve seen it over the years, coming up from the academy and being at United my whole career. It’s what I want to go on to do – win trophies for the club.’

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