As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have given American forward Christian Pulisic the ‘green light’ to leave the club this summer- providing their conditions are met.
The US international is said to have concrete chances of moving away from London before the start of next season, with several clubs in the race to sign him, including Italian giants AC Milan, who are informed on the ongoing situation.
After moving to The Blues in January 2019 for €64m after an impressive few seasons at Borrusia Dortmund, where he was immeidately loaned back for six months, the 24-year-old has had a tumultuos spell during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Despite impressing in his first season- where he racked up nine goals and four assists in 19 Premier League starts- a mixture of bad luck with injuries, multiple managers, and ultimately poor form has meant he has failed to reach the heights he achieved in his debut year; shown by the winger not featuring in over 50% of Chelsea’s minutes in all competitions in any of the last four seasons, playing in just 23.2% in the most recent year, according to FBref. Consequently, these numbers have seen his Transfermarkt market value plummet from highs of €60m in October 2022 to €32m in March 2023.
However, Pulisic’s lack of consistent game time and persistent injuries have not seemed to deter top European clubs, with Milan seemingly still belieivng in his talents, as they look to bolster their front-line next season in preparation for another season of Champions League football.
This potential departure is one of many that could occur at Stamford Bridge this summer, with German Kai Havertz also being allowed to leave, as the club look to rebuild under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Travis Levison | Get Football