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Christian Pulisic makes Chelsea transfer demand after surprise Man Utd admission

Christian Pulisic makes Chelsea transfer demand after surprise Man Utd admission

Christian Pulisic has spoken of his need to leave Chelsea this summer having previously been linked with a move to Manchester United – whom he supported in childhood

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Christian Pulisic insists he needs to leave Chelsea this summer transfer window “to find joy at club level” after a difficult spell at Stamford Bridge.

It comes months after Manchester United were said to be weighing-up a sensational move for the US international. United had been linked to the 24-year-old across each of the past two transfer windows, including a loan move in January.

That came after Pulisic admitted he has a soft spot for United having grown up supporting the Red Devils. “I was a big Manchester United fan when I was younger,” he told ESPN in 2017. “I loved to watch [Wayne] Rooney. I wouldn’t say I’m a similar player, though.

“I think his passion for the game is something you don’t see much in players. That’s what I loved about him.” Pulisic has struggled for consistent game-time at Chelsea and looks set to be on the move this summer.

The player this weekend told ESPN that this summer transfer window “is absolutely a time where I need to figure out what’s best for my future, somewhere I can go and play and be trusted and feel good in what I’m doing. I want to find that joy at a club level again.”

A report in L’Equipe spoke of Lyon’s interest in the wide forward but added that any deal was complicated due to the player’s wage demands and other clubs who are monitoring his future. Italian clubs Inter, Milan and Juventus are believed be among the sides interested in a summer switch.

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Pulisic looks set to leave Chelsea this summer(Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

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Chelsea paid Dortmund £58million for Pulisic’s services in January 2019, with the move going through six months later. The American scored 13 goals and provided 18 assists in 90 Bundesliga games and helped Dortmund win the DFB-Pokal in May 2017.

  • June 25, 2023