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Man United set to make shock move for Chelsea star, he could transform their season

Ryan Smart

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Man United set to make shock move for Chelsea star, he could transform their season

Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle are all weighing up a move for Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic, according to reports.

It was reported last week that the Red Devils held interest in launching a loan bid for the United States international, who has not been a regular starter for the Blues this term.

ESPN claim that United are impressed by Pulisic's versatility across the attacking positions, and see the 24-year-old as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who departed the club by 'mutual agreement' last Tuesday.

Pulisic has made 18 appearances for Chelsea this term in all competition, scoring one goal and providing one assist. But despite those numbers, the 24-year-old's international form shows he could be the spark United need in the second half of the season.

He provided some attacking spark during USA's 0-0 draw with England in the World Cup on Friday, hitting the crossbar with a powerful effort.

He also scored in the first half of their final group game against Iran.


Now, a number of clubs have been linked with signing the forward.

Pulisic linked with Premier League trio

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal and Newcastle have joined United in the pursuit of Pulisic, whose Chelsea contract expires in the summer of 2024, partially as a result of his impressive World Cup performances.

It is claimed that both United and Newcastle made enquiries for the player in the summer, but he remained at the Blues.

Earlier this year, Pulisic was critical of a decision made by former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel after the German's decision not to start him in last season's Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid.

The USA international said in his book (via USA Today) that he was 'dumbfounded and very disappointed' by the decision, and claimed Tuchel had assured him he would start.

But after the German's departure in September, Pulisic has not seen much of an upturn in gametime at Stamford Bridge.

He did start their 2-0 Carabao Cup third round defeat to Manchester City on November 9, before playing the second half in the subsequent 1-0 defeat to Newcastle - the final domestic game before the World Cup break.

Pulisic's last goal at club level came in the 3-0 win over Wolves on October 8, when he played 72 minutes.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Christian Pulisic, Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Premier League, Transfers, Chelsea, Football World Cup, United States

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