This £70m-rated Liverpool target would be ideal for Sarri to shore up Chelsea’s attacking firepower

Chelsea should definitely beat Liverpool to the signing of Christian Pulisic

According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea have officially made the first approach to land Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic. The report suggests that the Blues have formally made a bid but it is less than the German outfit’s asking price of £70million.

The American international has just 18 months left on his current contract and is yet to agree on a new one. The report suggests that Liverpool are also keen on acquiring his services with Pulisic also said to be interested in a move to Merseyside, but new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri must definitely make the move for the youngster. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea returned to winning ways against Fulham this weekend after succumbing to their first defeat of the season to Tottenham Hotspur last week. The Blues have looked good under the Italian manager but they need to strengthen their midfield setup.

Christian Pulisic

Eden Hazard is yet to sign a new contract while Willian and Pedro are both now in their 30s and will need cover at some point soon. And it’s clear the London club are in desperate need of reinforcements in the squad.

Pulisic will prove to be an ideal option in this free-flowing Chelsea side. Playing as a right attacking midfielder for the Bundesliga outfit, the American is one of the most brightest talents in Europe at the moment.

He possesses vision, guile, creativity and the essence of a true attacking midfielder who loves to supply for the team. The 20-year-old also possesses immaculate ability on the ball and can ease past defenders using his pace.

The American is comfortable playing anywhere in midfield and can also sit right behind the striker. Pulisic has scored 1 goal and provided 2 assists in 8 Bundesliga appearances this season. He has also scored 1 goal in 4 Champions League appearances as well. The midfielder has played an important role in taking Dortmund to the top of the table this season. (Stats courtesy – Whoscored)

Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic

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What makes him an even more attractive option is his work rate and willingness to track back and support the defenders. He certainly possesses the ability to fit into the Sarri ball system in London.

Though Liverpool seems the preferred destination at this point, Chelsea are currently in a good moment under the Italian and should further build the squad by making sure they sign Christian Pulisic.

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