‘I think they would’: Pundit tips Blues to sell £58m winger if Dembele signs

Chelsea have been tipped to sell Christian Pulisic this summer if the club get a deal over the line for Ousmane Dembele.

Alex Crook told GIVEMESPORT that the Blues could be open to selling the American if the Barcelona man arrived at Stamford Bridge.

Pulisic joined the London club from Borussia Dortmund for £58m, however has struggled to cement himself a starting place under Thomas Tuchel, or Frank Lampard before him.

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Despite scoring in both legs of the round of 16 in the Champions League, the USA international was not trusted with a start in the crunch tie in the next round at the Bernabeu.

Speculation has been loud for rumours of Ousmane Dembele joining Chelsea, after he is seemingly refusing to sign a new deal to keep him at Barcelona.

Despite being teammates back at Dortmund, Crook believes it could be a case of one in one out in West London.

Crook said: Pulisic’s dad put out that tweet that he hastily deleted, saying that he had a sort of big decision to make. So yeah, I think if Dembele came in, although obviously he played alongside him at Dortmund, I think they would be open to offers for Pulisic.”

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Pulisic has shown in spells he has the ability to already be a key part of Chelsea’s attack, with there still being a few years until he reaches his prime.

Think back to project restart, it feels like the Blues have him and him alone to thank for reaching the top four in Lampard’s opening season with the club.

It certainly does not need to be the case that he has to go if Dembele comes in – they normally operate on different sides of the attack.

However, neither of the pair offer a regular goal threat based on the last couple of seasons, so playing them both could lead to a lack of goals, something which plagued the club last season.

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.