Chelsea and Christian Pulisic not interested in loan as Leeds United linked with January move
Leeds United will have to stump up the cash to sign Christian Pulisic permanently if they want him in January after Chelsea ruled out a loan move.
The USA international has struggled to settle at Chelsea and has been restricted mostly to substitute appearances this season under Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter at Stamford Bridge.
That has seen him linked with a January exit to the likes of Newcastle, Manchester United and Leeds, but according to the Daily Mail both the player and Chelsea are not interested in a loan move in January, but a permanent deal could be sanctioned.
“Sportsmail has learned that both the Premier League club, and its American star, are unlikely to accept a loan offer for Pulisic’s services in the upcoming window,” they wrote (28 November).
Both Tyler Adams and Jesse Marsch have spoken highly about Pulisic’s abilities, and it’s already been made clear that the club want an attacker in the January window.
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For the American national team Pulisic has looked dangerous, floating from wide positions in central areas and using his intensity and pace to really hurt the opposition.
It’s something that would surely fit in well at Leeds with Marsch’s style of play being similar to that, and he would provide real top level quality in attack that the team have been missing.
Chelsea are likely to demand a big fee which could make any deal difficult to do in January permanently, so it’s possible that all parties have to wait until the summer to get a deal done.
But if Leeds are serious about strengthening and avoiding another relegation battle, this version of Pulisic that we’re seeing would certainly help them to do so.
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