Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic has told Thomas Tuchel he wants “more playing time” as the USA international opened up about his future at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues ace made 38 appearances in all competitions for his club this season, netting eight goals and assisting five. But there’s been fresh speculation that he may be leaving the club this summer, and the forward has addressed those rumours while on international duty.
It comes as fellow Chelsea striker Timo Werner has been offered an escape route out of the club. And Romelu Lukaku is reportedly ready to take a huge financial hit to get himself out of Stamford Bridge and bag a return to former club Inter Milan.
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Pulisic wants “more playing time”
Christian Pulisic has said he wants “more playing time” as he addressed speculation about his Chelsea future.
The forward has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, and Pulisic has responded to rumours about his future while on international duty with USA. Pulisic says he wants to “be on the field as much as I can” and that he’s working to “be regular at club level”.
Pulisic also spoke about meeting new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, revealing that after speaking with the billionaire he is “excited moving forward”.
Werner offered escape route
Timo Werner could be offered an escape route out of Chelsea by Italian outfit Juventus, according to reports.
The German forward has struggled to consistently find the back of the net during his time in west London, leading to the club bringing in Romelu Lukaku and trying Kai Havertz up front last season. And reports suggest Werner’s agent Volker Struth visited Juventus’ headquarters back in April.
Lukaku’s big sacrifice
Romelu Lukaku is reportedly willing to take a pay cut to seal his Chelsea exit and earn a return to Inter Milan.
The Belgium international has struggled to hold down a regular place in Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI since making his club-record £97.5million move from the San Siro last summer. And reports suggest that Lukaku would be ‘prepared’ to take a hit on his substantial £3m annual pay packet to seal the move.
It is claimed Lukaku could move out on an initial loan, with an option to make the move permanent in a year’s time.