Newcastle United ‘prepare’ move for £35m Chelsea star in January transfer window

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Newcastle United are preparing to bolster their attack in the January transfer window.

Newcastle United are set to reignite their interest in Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic in January, according to the Daily Mirror. They were previously linked with the forward in the summer.

The Magpies have enjoyed a brilliant start to the campaign and currently sit third in the Premier League, however that won’t stop them from bolstering their squad next month. Eddie Howe’s side could look to add to their attack and Pulisic is seen as a potential addition.

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The US international has failed to live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge since his move from Borussia Dortmund three years ago and has struggled further to force his way into the starting line-up under Graham Potter - making only three starts in the Premier League and scoring once. Reports claim Pulisic is growing frustrated by his lack of game time and could look to leave the club in January, with Newcastle one of the sides eager to snap him up.

With Pulisic’s contract at Chelsea expiring in 2024, The Athletic have reported that the winger has ‘no desire’ to extend his stay and could be available for around £35m next month. The Magpies will certainly have no issue on the money front and will take an advantage into any potential bidding war, however they will face competition from a number of clubs. Arsenal and Manchester United are also said to be keen on signing Pulisic after a positive World Cup for the American.

The Gunners could be an attractive proposition for the 24-year-old who may wish to remain in London, though he may be less prepared to battle for his place in the line-up against the likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. Newcastle have been lacking depth on the wings and could provide one of the most convincing offers of first team football for Pulisic - while their position in the top four could boost their chances further.

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