In the hunt to sign Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic, it seems that the champions of England are ready to give up on Michy Batshuayi, who could complete a permanent move to the Westfalenstadion in order to get the deal done. The 24-year-old Belgian international is already on loan with the Bundesliga giants and has been in top form, since his move away from Stamford Bridge, where he was unable to impress in recent times.
Though there is no doubt that Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich are also strong candidates in pushing through a deal, the fact that the former Marseille man can play a key role in negotiations is well known by the club’s management. Batshuayi moved to Dortmund as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal in January, after the departure of Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford.
The Premier League title holders will look to take advantage of this situation and push through a deal, though the Reds, Red Devils and Bayern will try their best to sign him too. The Daily Mail adds that the Londoners consider the USA international as their primary target for the summer transfer window, as they look to get back to winning titles.
The current campaign has seen them win some big games, while struggle at times, due to which Antonio Conte’s team needs more top players. A lot of stars who helped them win multiple titles left the Bridge and Chelsea have not been able to fill the void from their departure thus far. On the other hand, Eden Hazard has been also linked with a move to either Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, which could mean that the club will want to add more stars if he does indeed leave.
The Italian manager knows that Pulisic is one of the best young talents in the world of football at the moment. He is just 19 and has a long way to go, which means that he is surely a top player for the future. Due to this, the big clubs across Europe want to sign him and a major transfer saga seems to be on the cards, though it is still not certain which club will be able to land his services.
For Chelsea, it becomes even more crucial to sign him if a top player like Hazard leaves at the end of the current campaign.