Reports suggest that Christian Pulisic is disappointed that he hasn’t been allowed to leave Chelsea on loan this summer.

According to The Athletic, the American was even willing to extend his contract in order to secure a temporary move away from the club during this window.

It had been claimed that the upcoming World Cup had left him desperate to secure more regular gametime than has so far been on offer at Stamford Bridge.

He has often saved some of his best football for the international stage, with former US manager Jurgen Klinsmann describing him as “fantastic.”

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Despite featuring in all four of the Blues’ games this season, he has only played for around 76 minutes combined in that time.

Thomas Tuchel has begun to make cuts to his side, following a busy transfer window which doesn’t look like its finished yet.

Timo Werner has already been allowed to leave the club, forging a reunion with RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.

Pulisic disappointed to be staying

Callum Hudson-Odoi is also in Germany ahead of his imminent loan move to Bayer Leverkusen, where he has already undergone a medical.

According to The Athletic, the USA international has cited the Englishman’s departure as a reason behind his frustration that he wasn’t allowed to leave.

With fixtures set to build up starting from today, Chelsea are going to have to turn to their depth sooner rather than later in order to compete on multiple fronts.

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After starting the same front three in every fixture so far, midweek fixtures are sure to see rotation required, certainly offering Pulisic a chance to prove his worth.

With Mason Mount and Kai Havertz off to slow starts to the campaign, his opportunity may be coming sooner than it may have appeared at the beginning of the season.

With the World Cup less than three months from beginning, you can be sure that the 23-year-old will be fully focused on getting match-fit and improving his game before representing his country in Qatar.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.