Chelsea considering selling 24-year-old player in January for £35m

A trio of Premier League teams are reportedly keeping a close eye on the situation involving Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic.

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Arsenal are monitoring the American’s movements as he enters into a potentially pivotal moment in his Stamford Bridge career.

Pulisic will soon head into the final 18 months of his contract and there is a growing sense a renewal is not going to be offered.

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The 24-year-old has never quite looked completely settled in South West London since his move from Borussia Dortmund in 2019.

There have been numerous purple patches, but more often than not, he’s left fans and pundits alike red faced.

Injuries have certainly prevented Pulisic from regularly getting up a full head of steam.

Yet, even when readily available, he has never been a favourite of any of the three Chelsea managers he’s worked under.

Frank Lampard quickly looked beyond the forward when he was allowed to make signings ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner’s arrival that summer provided unwelcome competition for the Stars and Stripes attacker.

Thomas Tuchel was hesitant in picking Pulisic repeatedly, and also thrust him down by the pecking order by acquiring the likes of Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earlier this year.

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Graham Potter’s mindset is not too dissimilar to that of his predecessors.

With crunch time regarding a new contract fast approaching, the January window could spell the end of Pulisic as a Chelsea player.

The Daily Mail claim the Blues are considering selling him in January and earning a decent sum, rather than letting his deal run down and therefore devalue the American further.

He could therefore cost the likes of Arsenal and the two United’s around £35m, a decent chunk down from his original £58m fee.

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."