Arsenal dealt huge Christian Pulisic transfer blow as Chelsea star prefer Manchester United move


Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic has been heavily linked with an exit from west London and following his World Cup performances, Arsenal and Man United have declared an interest in acquiring his services.

The USMNT forward has starred at the World Cup, guiding his country to the knockout stages despite a significant lack of game time so far this season for Chelsea. The 24-year-old arrived from Borussia Dortmund in January 2019 for £57.6million but has struggled for consistent game time and form throughout his near-three year spell in west London. Pulisic has played under Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel and now Graham Potter but no Blues manager has seemingly been able to get the best out of him.

Despite losing his captaincy for the international team for the USA’s World Cup campaign in Qatar, Pulisic has still been their main talisman, setting up Timothy Weah for his nation’s goal against Wales before scoring the all-important goal that confirmed the USA’s spot in the last-16 in the 1-0 win over Iran.

Pulisic suffered a nasty abdominal injury in the midst of his goal, colliding with the Iran goalkeeper but the Chelsea star has insisted he will be ready for the USA’s round of 16 meeting with Group A winners the Netherlands on Saturday, December 3. Away from matters in Qatar, The Athletic are reporting that an asking price of £35m to sell Pulisic has been mooted with the American international showing no desire to extend beyond 2024.

Arsenal and Man United were two of Chelsea’s Premier League rivals first to declare a shock interest in Pulisic with Newcastle and Juventus also keeping tabs on the former Dortmund man, but a new Calciomercato report has shed some light on where he may end up next. The Italian outfit, who note that Juventus have made contact with his agents, claim that he is ‘destined’ for Man United in what is a significant blow to the Gunners hopes of signing Pulisic.

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