Christian Pulisic could be on his way out of Chelsea this summer.
The American forward – a £60m signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2019 – has yet to start a Premier League game under boss Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel warned Pulisic he will have to be patient after leaving him out against Everton on Monday night, a game they won 2-0.
But, according to newspaper reports, Pulisic will look to quit if he doesn’t get much game time between now and the end of the season.
Manchester United are among a host of clubs who are watching unsettled Pulisic’s situation closely.
Liverpool and Bayern Munich are also said to be keeping tabs on the 22-year-old.
Tuchel will be a man well aware of Pulisic’s talents having given him his debut at Dortmund in 2015.
The USA was seen as a possible replacement to Eden Hazard when he joined Dortmund – signing in January 2019 but remaining in Germany until the end of the season.
It took him several games to settle but announced his Chelsea arrival with a ‘perfect’ hat-trick against Burnley in October 2019.
He became an important member of Frank Lampard’s team scoring 11 goals in all competitions last season.
The sacking of Lampard and hiring of Tuchel has led to the winger having been left out team, but the German told him to ‘keep fighting’.
“Yes, I can say nothing else but good things about him,” Tuchel said of Pulisic.
“Maybe his biggest problem is that I know him from Dortmund and I think he started only in the cup games. It is my responsibility and it is a bit unfair but I know what impact he can have in the last 20 or 30 minutes.
“He was a bit unlucky in the last few games. It isn’t a lack of trust or quality, it is just that he will have to be patient. I have another guy who I would love to mention in Emerson who suffers from bad decisions by me.
“He does not play but he is an amazing guy who trains at the highest level and he never lets the team down with his mentality. It was a super hard decision today to have him out of the squad, the same with Tammy. It is like this, we have a strong group. The guys have to keep on fighting. There’s no other way.” (Source-talksport)