Christian Pulisic stays at Chelsea as the summer transfer window draws to a close

Despite earlier reports of a possible move, Christian Pulisic is expected to stay at English club Chelsea. Here’s what that means for the future of the USMNT forward.

Christian Pulisic is likely to remain at Chelsea as the summer transfer window nears the end on Thursday, according to a new report.

Pulisic, who failed to get any playing time at the English club, was hoping for a loan deal from Stamford Bridge with less than 100 days to go before the World Cup. The athletics reported on Tuesday.

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Chelsea had received interest from other Premier League clubs Manchester United and Newcastle United as well as clubs in Italy and Spain.

Pulisic, who is expected to lead the US attack at the World Cup, has played just 76 minutes in Chelsea’s first four league games.

The USMNT opens its World Cup campaign on November 21 in Qatar.

Pulisic, 23, has scored 25 goals for the London club in the last three seasons across all competitions. Pulisic has scored 21 goals in 51 games for the United States since his senior debut in 2016.

Chelsea bought Pulisic for $73 million in 2019. Pulisic previously played for German club Borussia Dortmund, where he became one of the most successful Americans in Europe at the time.

Sports Illustrated reports that Pulisic has at least two years left on his contract with Chelsea and was willing to extend the deal if it increased the chances of a loan deal.

Pulisic was part of the Chelsea side that won the Champions League in 2021, becoming the first American to play in a UCL final and only the second American to win the continental club competition after Jovan Kirovski did so with Borussia Dortmund in 1997 did.

https://fansided.com/2022/08/30/christian-pulisic-chelsea-transfer-rumors-staying/ Christian Pulisic stays at Chelsea as the summer transfer window draws to a close

John Verrall

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