Chelsea: £150k-a-week star 'very, very open to leaving' Stamford Bridge

Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic is “very, very open” to leaving Stamford Bridge, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The USA international is one of many attacking players being linked away from the club this summer having fallen down the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel.

What’s the latest news involving Pulisic?

Pulisic made the switch to Chelsea for £58m back in 2019 and has gone on to register 25 goals and 18 assists in 116 appearances for the Blues.

GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones
GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones

But the winger has never managed to establish himself as a regular in the team, even though he’s working alongside Tuchel, who he played under during their time together at Borussia Dortmund.

Overall, he’s started less than half of the Premier League games since his arrival in England and has been on the pitch for just 31 minutes in the top-flight this season.

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As a result, Jones believes that Pulisic is desperate to end his three-year stay at Stamford Bridge, although other players are above him on the transfer list.

What did Jones say about Pulisic?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Pulisic is very, very open to leaving Chelsea, let’s put it that way, but the problem he’s got is that [Hakim] Ziyech and [Callum] Hudson-Odoi are the options Chelsea would rather get rid of than Pulisic.”

What is Pulisic’s contract situation?

When Pulisic made the switch to the Premier League back in 2019, he signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, worth £150,000 per-week.

But with his lack of consistency not warranting an extension, he’s now entered the final two years of that deal, which expires at the end of June 2024.

Chelsea have already moved on Timo Werner this window, while Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi and Armando Broja have been strongly linked away, which means they can’t afford to lose many more attacking players.

But with Pulisic slowly edging towards the end of his deal, the Blues know that this window might represent the last chance they have to receive a significant fee for the American, who’s valued at £37.8m by Transfermarkt.

Therefore, Newcastle are ‘open‘ to the possibility of bringing Pulisic to St James’ Park, while Roma are also interested in his services.

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