Liverpool and Newcastle to battle for Chelsea star as Jurgen Klopp plots transfer reunion

Liverpool and Newcastle to battle for Chelsea star as Jurgen Klopp plots transfer reunion

 

Christian Pulisic of USA reacts during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Iran (0) and USA (1) at Al Thumama Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

Liverpool are ready to join a host of Premier League clubs in the hunt for the signature of Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic as Jurgen Klopp is hoping for a long overdue reunion with the USA international, according to reports. 

Pulisic looks set to depart the Blues in January as teams continue to declare their interest in the winger – and Klopp is keen to bring him in on a loan deal to Anfield in January.

Pulisic has returned to training with Chelsea after enjoying a short break following the USA’s World Cup exit, but he is expected to depart the Blues in January with several clubs interested in snapping him up on loan.

According to 90Min, Liverpool and Newcastle are leading the race, while Arsenal and Manchester United have been heavily linked in recent weeks. His contract is due to expire in 2024 and, with no new terms currently on the table, Chelsea are considering whether to cut their losses on the player they paid £58m to sign in January 2019.

However, it is believed Chelsea would prefer a permanent exit and do not see the value in loaning out Pulisic, given that he has 19 months left on his current deal, as they look for a fee of around £40m.

The 24-year-old has emerged as a target for Klopp after impressing with displays at the World Cup, scoring once and assisting twice as Gregg Berhalter’s side made it into the last-16 knockout stage. 

Pulisic was one of the shining lights for the young American side, raising questions as to why he had not been featuring for Chelsea regularly.

Pulisic criticised Thomas Tuchel in a book he released in September for failing to give him enough game time. He has since been used as a bit-part player under Tuchel and his successor Graham Potter as a makeshift right wing-back, as opposed to playing in his natural position as a left-sided forward.

But Klopp enjoys a close relationship with the player and he may be willing to save him from his Stamford Bridge misery after being dealt a double blow, with Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota both ruled out with injuries for several months.

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