Newcastle United and Leeds United ready to battle European giants for £31.2m deal

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The winger was linked with a move to Tyneside during the summer.

Newcastle United are ready to revisit their interest in Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic during the January transfer window - according to reports in Italy.

The Magpies were keen on a loan deal for the USA international throughout the summer but recent reports suggested a late change of heart from Blues co-owner Todd Boehly saw Pulisic remain at Stamford Bridge.

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Newcastle are still hoping to add a winger to their squad over the next two transfer windows and their interest in Pulisic remains very much alive.

However, they will face some serious competition with Leeds United, Juventus and former club Borussia Dortmund all said to be considering a move for the 24-year-old, according to Italian outlet CalcioMercato.

Pulisic was believed to be frustrated with his lack of game-time at Chelsea in the latter stages of last season and has made just one start in all competitions during the opening stages of the current campaign.

There had been speculation the arrival of England star Raheem Sterling had further hampered his chance of battling his way into the Chelsea side - although Pulisic did not seem fazed by the signing during the summer.

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He told ESPN: “The beautiful thing about being at a club like this is the competition every single day.

“We all thrive competing with each other in training and getting to play with each other is just another great addition to the team.

“It doesn’t change a whole lot, I’m still going to have to play hard and earn my position, just like I did before, nothing crazy has changed.

“This is Chelsea, this is what you signed up for, this is the kind of club it is with the calibre of players that we have.”

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There could be some hope for Pulisic as former Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter settles into life at Stamford Bridge after being named as successor to Thomas Tuchel prior to the international break.

But the reports in Italy do suggest that he will have several suitors if he chooses to leave Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window.

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