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Journalist's tweet explaining how Christian Pulisic signing impacts Hazard & Hudson-Odoi

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Christian Pulisic will be a Chelsea player for the 2019/20 season.

The Blues announced a £58m deal to bring the exciting American winger to Stamford Bridge this morning.

Pulisic will be loaned back to Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old is rated as one of the finest youngsters in world football, however, he has struggled for first-team opportunities this season in Germany.

A lot of that is down to the ridiculous form of fellow starlet Jadon Sancho, but there's no denying Pulisic's potential.

Whether he will be a first-team regular upon his arrival at Chelsea is down to Maurizio Sarri, who has admitted that he is a big fan of the American.

Both Willian (30) and Pedro Rodriguez (31) will see their contracts expire in 2020 and it is about time that the two right-wingers were replaced by the Blues.

But does Pulisic's arrival have any impact on Eden Hazard and Callum Hudson-Odoi? Apparently not.

That's according to Evening Standard journalist Simon Johnson, who posted a definitive tweet to defuse the concerns of Chelsea fans.

TWEET

https://twitter.com/sjstandardsport/status/1080413491973054464

Johnson wrote: "Been told the signing of #Pulisic is not related to the possibility of #Hazard or #HudsonOdoi leaving #cfc or due to possible FIFA transfer ban. He was part of their long-term plans anyway. Club will still hope to persuade the other two to sign new deals."

It seems Chelsea want Pulisic, Hazard and Hudson-Odoi as their attacking options for the foreseeable future.

Hazard has been regularly linked with a move to Real Madrid, while Hudson-Odoi is currently being courted by Bayern Munich.

Neither of them are certain to stay at Stamford Bridge, but at least the signing of Pulisic will have no bearing on their decisions.

Hazard before Crystal Palace game

Hazard and Hudson-Odoi's contracts both expire in 2020 - just like Willian and Pedro - and Chelsea now need to act and tie them down to new deals.

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Christian Pulisic
Maurizio Sarri
Callum Hudson Odoi
Borussia Dortmund
Eden Hazard
Premier League
Chelsea

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