Chelsea set Christian Pulisic asking price as Liverpool and Barcelona eye transfer

Christian Pulisic has scored twice this season but he has only made two starts


Minutes in Chelsea's attack are as hard to come by as ever and the resurgent Callum Hudson-Odoi was on the scoresheet in Tuesday night's 4-0 thrashing of Juventus in the Champions League.

Timo Werner also marked his substitute appearance with a goal after replacing Pulisic in the second half, combining with Hakim Ziyech to extend the lead.

The American's situation at Chelsea has not gone unnoticed in the Premier League and further afield, with Liverpool and Barcelona keen to capitalise on his lack of opportunities by securing a cut-price transfer.

That is according to El Nacional , which claims the Blues will demand €50million (£42m) for Pulisic, which is £16million less than they paid Dortmund over two years ago.

The Catalan outlet adds Barca manager Xavi would like to strike a swap deal for the player or wait until 2023 to sign him, by which time there would be one year remaining on his contract.

The La Liga giants are grappling with debts totalling £1.1billion, so they would struggle to table an offer at this stage and would prefer to delay their approach.

Christian Pulisic is admired by former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp
(Image: Pool via REUTERS)

In contrast, Liverpool do have the financial power to meet Chelsea's demands at this stage and Jurgen Klopp is a keen admirer of Pulisic, who joined Dortmund's academy while he was manager in early 2015.

The German would welcome a reunion with his former player, but Tuchel recently hinted he could deploy Pulisic in a new role in order to find a place for him in the side.

"He had fantastic matches in Dortmund as a wing-back, so he can also be an option from there if we need to be more offensive," the Chelsea boss told CBS Sports .