Journalist Dean Jones has claimed to GiveMeSport that Chelsea could still decide to sell Christian Pulisic this summer.

The American was among the five used substitutes in the club’s Premier League opener against Everton last weekend, and may be set for more minutes on the side than ever before this season.

The club’s acquisition of Raheem Sterling has seemingly locked off the left of the attack for the foreseeable future, with Thomas Tuchel seeing the England international as the key to his successes this season.

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This has already seen Timo Werner made surplus to requirements, with him completing his move back to RB Leipzig on a permanent basis.

Jones has claimed the US international could be set to meet the same fate, with him desperate for more minutes.

Pulisic could still leave Chelsea

He said: “Chelsea are trying to manage Christian Pulisic’s frustrations at the moment. He’s not getting the opportunities he craves, and in a World Cup year, he is desperate for regular game time. Chelsea want him to stay, I’m told, but this could take a twist if someone lodges an offer.”

The 23-year-old has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter for the Blues under Thomas Tuchel, with his best football undoubtedly coming during ‘Project restart’ in 2020.

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Despite showing glimpses that he can perform to the highest level in the Premier League, it’s difficult to argue that his future looks particularly promising at Stamford Bridge right now. His form has impressed more consistently at international level, with former USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann describing him as ‘fantastic’.

With the hopes of an entire nation on his shoulders going in to the Winter World Cup in a few months, he will be wanting to play regular football in the weeks leading up to the unprecedented competition.

With Mason Mount also likely to feature most weeks alongside Sterling, chances look like they could be at a premium for the young American.

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.