Christian Pulisic is ‘set for showdown talks with Chelsea and will push for an exit if they fail to guarantee him a regular first team role ahead of the World Cup’ amid Man United interest in the USA star
- Chelsea will reportedly hold talks with Christian Pulisic to discuss his future
- The American has become unsettled having failed to carve out a first-team role
- Pulisic has attracted interest from several European clubs including Man United
- He will leave if Thomas Tuchel does not hand him more playing opportunities
Christian Pulisic is reportedly preparing to hold crunch talks with Chelsea in a bid to carve out a regular first-team role ahead of the World Cup – and will push for an exit if his demands are not met.
The American winger has attracted plenty of interest this summer from Manchester United, Newcastle, Atletico Madrid and Juventus but is open to staying at Stamford Bridge on the condition that his playing time improves.
Chelsea have undergone a busy summer of transfer activity in attack, luring marquee signing Raheem Sterling from Manchester City whilst also loaning Romelu Lukaku back to Inter and selling Timo Werner to former club Red Bull Leipzig.
Christian Pulisic is reportedly preparing to hold crunch talks with Chelsea to discuss his future
And it seems American owner Todd Boehly is keen to bolster Thomas Tuchel’s front line further, pursuing Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Everton winger Anthony Gordon ahead of the transfer deadline.
Open to letting Pulisic depart, the west London club initially favoured a permanent transfer and would have preferred not to hand the USA star over to a traditional rival such as Manchester United, according to ESPN.
However, it is believed that Chelsea are now willing to listen to all offers and test the market should an internal agreement with Pulisic not be met.
The American winger ‘will leave the club if they cannot guarantee him a regular first-team role’
Chelsea are keen to sign Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the window shuts
The 23-year-old has featured in both Premier League matches under Tuchel so far this season, although each appearance was off the substitutes bench.
A source has claimed that Pulisic, who has been asked to play a variety of positions including false nine and left wing-back, is frustrated with the Blues manager for the manner in which he has handled his situation.
Manchester United reportedly remain hopeful of landing the Chelsea star on loan.