Chelsea will add Dominic Solanke‘s call-up to the England senior squad as part of their case to put toward a tribunal over his transfer to Liverpool.

Solanke, along with Norwich City’s Angus Gunn and Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook, was promoted from the Under-21 squad over the weekend and given the lack of strikers in the squad, could even make his debut at some point against Brazil on Tuesday night.

Chelsea are waiting to get a transfer fee for the 20-year-old, who moved to Anfield in the summer.

Rules regarding home-grown players dictate that Chelsea are still entitled to compensation, even though his contract had expired, because he is under 24.

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Chelsea rejected Liverpool’s offer of £3m and as Standard Sport reported in June, the Blues are demanding in excess of £10m.

Chelsea’s case had already been strengthened by Solanke’s performance at the Under 20s World Cup, with the striker finishing top scorer and named player of the tournament as England won the tournament.

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He has already made 10 appearances for Liverpool’s first team too and an England call-up only strengthens Chelsea’s position further. 

Chelsea trained Solanke from the age of eight and a player’s potential future is one of the factors taken into account when the tribunal meets to decide the price.

Being drafted into England’s senior squad is another factor for them to point to whenever the case is heard. No date has been set yet.