Serie A giants Juventus are leading the race for wantaway Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic.
Pulisic, 24, has only scored once in 24 Premier League appearances for the Blues this term and is out of contract in 2024.
New manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the United States international is surplus to requirements as the Argentine looks to clear out a bloated squad.
Any offer in the region of £20million will be considered, according to ESPN — significantly less than the £58m Chelsea paid for the winger in 2019.
Pulisic made his mark in European football at Borussia Dortmund, scoring 19 goals in 127 games in all competitions.
And Italy’s Old Lady are in pole position to bolster their attacking depth during the summer in what would be a cut-price deal for the versatile forward.
Angel Di Maria is set to leave the club on a free transfer after Juventus were docked 10 points for breaching transfer regulations and consequently dropped out of the Champions League places.
A move for the 57-cap USA international would ease the disappointment of the ex-Real Madrid winger’s exit and provide a fresh start for Pulisic.
The report also suggests that Manchester United, Newcastle, Napoli, AC Milan and Galatasaray have all been made aware of the player’s likely fee, but Juventus remain in the driving seat.
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