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Pulisic agrees big-money Chelsea move

2nd January 2019, 09:42 by Chris Rivers

Chelsea have signed Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic for £57.6m but have allowed him to stay in Germany on loan until the summer.

Pulisic made it clear he wanted his next club to be in the Premier League and a switch has looked likely with no sign of his contract at Dortmund being extended, the 20-year-old having recently entered the final 18 months of his existing deal.

The USA International has been on the radar of several Premier League clubs since bursting on to the scene in Germany at the start of the 2017/18 season, with Liverpool, in particular, strongly linked with a move.

However, it is Chelsea who have won the race for his signature, Dortmund confirming he will be moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer after the Blues allowed him to remain with the Bundesliga leaders on loan for the rest of the season.

"It was always Christian's dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract," says Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

"Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity.

“I am sure that in the coming months he will do everything in his power to bring his high quality to the team and to achieve his sporting goals with his team-mates Borussia Dortmund."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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