Christian Pulisic’s immediate future has been the subject of much speculation, with Manchester United reportedly interested in signing him this summer, while Newcastle United, Atletico Madrid and Juventus are also monitoring the situation.

Chelsea are said to be open to a permanent departure, but are unwilling to sanction a loan move unless the 23-year-old signs a contract extension in order to protect his “value”. Pulisic is undoubtedly concerned about his playing time ahead of the World Cup, but with Chelsea willing to sanction departures for Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech, he would likely face less competition for a starring role at Stamford Bridge this season.