Liverpool could step up their interest in Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic very soon, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The reporter, who has a mixed track record when it comes to reliability, believes that the Reds are keen on signing the American international, but they may face some resistance from Chelsea’s new owners:
“Klopp loves him and Pulisic’s dad isn’t happy – and that’s a big thing. Like, Pulisic’s dad isn’t happy with where his career is right now at Chelsea. Pulisic is not particularly happy with the way he’s been used, as quite a few Chelsea players aren’t, it’s definitely under review. We’ve got to bear in mind that Chelsea’s new owners are American, so they won’t want to lose Pulisic from a sporting point of view.”
“He’s a good player, so they shouldn’t want to lose him anyway, but this one place that lures him is Liverpool, and they potentially have a spot in the lineup that suits him. So I definitely see this. I was talking about this with someone last night because I see it as being a line that gathers momentum in a week or so.”
Considering the number of sources that have linked Pulisic with a move to Anfield over the last week, there is likely to be some substance to the story, but whether any approach will happen as soon as Jones claims, it remains to be seen.
Another journalist, Fabrizio Romano, suggests that Liverpool are not actively pursuing Pulisic at the moment, with Chelsea unlikely to sell the 23-year-old if they offload Timo Werner as well.
Pulisic’s preference to play off the left-wing would make him a logical replacement for Sadio Mane, although we shall see if it leads to an actual offer.