Chelsea star Christian Pulisic is “open to leaving” Stamford Bridge, but the Blues want to hold discussions over his contract following his return from the World Cup, according to journalist Simon Phillips.
The winger is currently in Qatar, having been included to the U.S. selection for the exhibition tournament.
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There is growing uncertainty over Pulisic’s long-term future as he enters the final 18 months of his Chelsea contract at the start of the year, with a deal worth £150,000-a-week according to Spotter.
Newcastle and Manchester United are monitoring the 24-year-old’s situation after initially making inquiries in August, according to the daily mailwhile Arsenal are also showing interest.
Spanish sources have revealed that Pulisic also has admirers in Italy, with Serie A giants Inter Milan and Juventus among other clubs mulling whether to head to the negotiating table.
Chelsea are reportedly unwilling to entertain loan offers MailOnlinebut the American is still expected to move away from Stamford Bridge permanently when the transfer window reopens in January.
Pulisic has played a key role in the United States’ progress to the last 16 of the World Cup and was taken to hospital after suffering a pelvic injury while scoring the winner against Iran on Tuesday, it was reported. the guardian.
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What has Simon Phillips said about Pulisic?
Phillips believes Pulisic is ready to move on to pastures new and will assess his options after the World Cup.
The journalist believes that the ex-Borussia Dortmund man will hold talks with Chelsea when he returns from Qatar.
Phillips told GIVEMESPORT: “I think he’s open to leaving. He’s definitely made that clear.
“But, right now, he is focusing on the World Cup. When he comes back, Chelsea will talk to him about the 2024 contract because that’s when it runs out.”
What is Pulisic’s price?
Chelsea paid £58m, according to reports BBC Sportwhen they signed Pulisic from Bundesliga giants Dortmund in 2019.
But the American has struggled to produce his best form since the start of the campaign, managing just three goals in 18 appearances for Graham Potter’s side. Transfer marketso it is very unlikely that any of her suitors will be willing to approach this figure.
Italian media All Juve have reported that Chelsea are unwilling to offload Pulisic for less than £25.8m, while they hope to get a fee of up to £30m.
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