Man Utd alerted as Chelsea ‘expected to listen to summer offers’ for Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic could be one of many Chelsea players to leave the club this summer after a decision was made over his future, according to reports.
Chelsea are planning a squad overhaul this summer and the 24-year-old may be part of the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital exodus to refine Graham Potter‘s squad.
Pulisic, who has suffered multiple injury setbacks during his time at Chelsea and never quite kicked on after his post-lockdown form in 2020, has made 21 appearances in all competitions this season but a knee injury sustained against Manchester City at the beginning of January has kept him sidelined.
“Christian is a couple of months, we think, hopefully a little less,” revealed Potter last moth.
Pulisic was the subject of interest from Manchester United and Newcastle United in January and he was open to leaving Stamford Bridge if the right offer came in prior to his injury.
But the USMNT international could instead be leaving the club this summer after four years in the capital.
Following his 2019 arrival from Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea have no plans currently to extend his current deal beyond 2024, and ESPN report that the club is expected to listen to offers for the winger at the end of the season.
Chelsea paid £57.6 million for Pulisic to bring him from Dortmund, however they have accepted they will have to make a ‘significant loss’ on the initial outlay.
Pulisic is facing heavy competition at Chelsea this season after the summer signing of Raheem Sterling, while Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke were acquired last month from Shakhtar Donetsk and PSV Eindhoven respectively.
He won’t be the only name to depart with many other names having uncertain futures. It’s also claimed that offers could be listened to for Mateo Kovacic, Kalidou Koulibaly, Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while Romelu Lukaku’s future is hoped to be resolved with a move away.
Potter has a huge squad to deal with currently after the mass incomings and return of injured stars. The 47-year-old has been backed by Emma Hayes, Chelsea Women’s boss, to deal with the increasing numbers.
“Coaches always want extra players, so it doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. It will make it competitive. There are, of course, challenges to managing that but Graham can do that.”