Christian Pulisic & Chelsea
Unless Chelsea manage to overturn their transfer ban, they’ll only be one new face at Stamford Bridge in 2019-20: Christian Pulisic.
Pulisic, the American international, agreed to join Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund back in January.
Chelsea paid £57.6 million to buy the attacking midfielder from BVB.
Pulisic is currently on international duty with the US at the Gold Cup.
In their opener against Guyana, the US won 4-0. Pulisic played 63 minutes.
It’s been reported in the Evening Standard that Pulisic is eager to join up with Chelsea before they head off to Japan for their pre-season tour.
The Blues face Kawasaki Frontale on July 19, and Barcelona on July 23.
Chelsea fans have been told the following:
(The Gold Cup) final takes place on July 7, three days after the first batch of Chelsea’s senior and youth players – those not involved in internationals this month – report for pre-season training.
Standard Sport understands that Pulisic is considering not taking much of a vacation at all, even if the USA go on to lift the Gold Cup.
If the US win the Gold Cup, Pulisic may only have a little over a week to rest before going on tour with Chelsea.
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) June 20, 2019
Jorginho’s future after Juventus links
Maurizio Sarri has left Chelsea to become the new Juventus manager.
That’s triggered rumours in the UK press that Jorginho could leave Stamford Bridge to reunite with Sarri in Turin.
Jorginho and Sarri also worked together at Napoli.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 19, 2019
Jorginho’s representative Joao Santos has now spoken about the ongoing Juventus rumours:
Chelsea have a four-year contract with the lad. We’ll wait a few days to figure out whether there is any truth in this interest mentioned in the papers.
His past at Napoli won’t be an issue, because Jorginho is a professional. Right now, Jorginho is happy at Chelsea.
He found a great atmosphere and we can’t really say that he’d like to go elsewhere, but anything can happen in the transfer market. We’ll wait and see.