Christian Pulisic has asked to leave Chelsea with the Blues ready to let him go – if it is to a club outside the Premier League and providing their £42million valuation is met.
The 23-year-old forward enjoyed an impressive first season in English football after arriving at Stamford Bridge for a fee of £58m in 2019.
Injuries have hampered his progress however with the USA international missing 14 games in total this season, starting twice in all competitions.
When fit, Pulisic has seldom been high in the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s excellent form of late pushing him further down that list.
According to El Nacional, Pulisic is now tired of waiting for his chances in west London with his agent asking the club to sanction a move ahead of the January transfer window.
The former Borussia Dortmund star is said to have already received a number of proposals with Chelsea ready to let him leave for the right offer.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is a long-term admirer of the American and according to the report, has already infirmed the player of his hopes of bringing him to Anfield.
Chelsea however have no intention of strengthening a Premier League rival and will only sell to a club outside of England.
Barcelona are also keen to sign Pulisic and have identified him as a possible alternative to Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.
But the La Liga giants will encounter the same problems if they turn to Chelsea forward, with the Blues demanding £42m for the player – a price Barcelona cannot afford with the club still battling a financial crisis.
Barcelona are exploring options to sign players on loan without the obligation to buy. Chelsea, under no pressure to sell, will not negotiate on their price, however.
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