Newcastle must fight off interest from Atletico Madrid, Juventus and AC Milan in pursuit of winger Christian Pulisic… as Chelsea prepare to send the £58m American out on loan
- Newcastle must fight off stiff competition to sign Christian Pulisic from Chelsea
- Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Juventus are keen to recruit the American winger
- Chelsea are willing to listen to loan offers as Pulisic has struggled for game time
- The USA international is mostly keen to move to a side in the Champions League
Chelsea are willing to listen to loan offers and are aware of interest from Newcastle, with whom they enjoy a close relationship.
Newcastle United face competition from Atletico Madrid in their pursuit of Christian Pulisic
However, the prospect of playing Champions League football and sampling life in a different country will also appeal to Pulisic, who joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund for £57.6million in 2019.
The 23-year-old has spoken about his frustration at the lack of starts he has received under Tuchel and has been played in a number of positions. He has been eager to get a run of games so that he can enjoy his football again and hit form ahead of the World Cup.
Tuchel is re-shaping his attack having already sold Timo Werner back to Red Bull Leipzig and loaned Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.
The USA international has struggled to carve out regular first team opportunities at Chelsea
Chelsea have already cut their losses on Timo Werner having sold him back to Red Bull Leipzig
Callum Hudson-Odoi was left out of Monday’s U23s match with Fulham amid loan interest while Chelsea saw a £42m bid for Everton’s Anthony Gordon rejected on Tuesday. They are also bidding for Barcelona’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang this week.
Newcastle want a striker and a winger. They have been rebuffed in an attempt to sign Joao Pedro from Watford and are considering options such as Goncalo Ramos of Benfica and Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic for centre forward.
They have also seen offers for Leicester’s James Maddison dismissed but know Pulisic can offer them versatility across the front line and behind the striker.