Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has been reportedly been left ‘disappointed’ by a decision to deny him a loan move away from Stamford Bridge.
The Athletic have reported Pulisic was hoping to secure a temporary move during the summer transfer window in a bid to gain regular game-time before the World Cup later this year, with Newcastle United and Leeds United both keen to secure his services on season-long loan deals.
The Blues winger is expected to captain the United States in Qatar but will hope to force his way into Thomas Tuchel’s side before the tournament gets underway in November.
His chances of doing so were further hampered by the summer arrival of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling and Pulisic has only featured in around 76 minutes of his side’s opening four Premier League fixtures.
However, Pulisic recently revealed his is ‘thriving’ with the further competition provided by the England star.
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 (for me), 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.”
The Blues have already allowed one reported Newcastle target to leave this club this summer as winger Callum Hudson-Odoi closes in on a deal to join Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen for the remainder of the season.
The Magpies have also been linked with midfielder Conor Gallagher and striker Armando Broja - but it looks likely their hopes of signing Pulisic have been dashed by the Blues hierachy.