Chelsea are reportedly in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s youngster Christian Pulisic this summer as they see him as a perfect replacement for Willian — who is being targeted by Manchester United and Barcelona.
Pulisic is a young winger whose pace and playing style suits Maurizio Sarri’s tactical approach and the Blues hierarchy are making efforts to capture his signature.
However, Sarri’s desire to capture the youngster has been blocked by the Brazilian winger who revealed his desire to remain at Stamford Bridge despite interest from Mourinho.
According to the 29-year-old winger in an interview with Globo Esporte in his country, Stamford Bridge is a good atmosphere for him and he is happy at the club. He also revealed that London has been a wonderful place to live in and he has no reason to leave this summer.
With this claim from the Brazilian star, Mourinho will need to search elsewhere for another winger before the end of the current window.
The Manchester United boss is hoping he could lure Willian to Old Trafford ahead of the upcoming season but that seems impossible due to the player’s commitment to the Blues.
The Portuguese manager might need to intensify his negotiations with Borussia Dortmund for Pulisic — who is valued at £65m by the Bundesliga club. The youngster’s price tag is a bit too high for United to release for a 20-year-old player.