Chelsea boss says ‘no likelihood’ Christian Pulisic leaves on mortgage

Chelsea F.C. has been energetic within the January switch window thus far, most lately agreeing to a mortgage deal for Portugal star João Félix, who had been dropped from the primary group at Atlético Madrid.

Through the 2022 summer time switch window, it appeared all however sure that United States males’s nation group star Christian Pulisic would ask for a mortgage from Chelsea for a similar motive, and Newcastle United have been one of many groups with reported curiosity within the 24-year-old winger.

Nonetheless, in accordance with new supervisor Graham Potter, Pulisic is not — and by no means was — going anyplace, particularly now that he is injured.

“No chance,” Potter instructed reporters on Friday. “He will be out past that and there was never any consideration anyway.”

Pulisic is predicted to overlook the following two months with a knee damage he sustained towards Manchester Metropolis within the third spherical of the FA Cup on Sunday. Earlier than the damage, Pulisic had began within the Blues’ final 4 video games.

“He’s disappointed,” Potter mentioned. “He’s optimistic that he can come back quicker than the two months, so he’s in that phase where he’s just trying to keep his fingers crossed and hope that his rehab goes well.”

With the Premier League title out of attain and rivalry for subsequent 12 months’s European competitions slipping away, Chelsea’s principal focus going ahead would be the UEFA Champions League, which resumes on Feb. 14. Pulisic will not be first for the draw towards Borussia Dortmund, but when Chelsea advances, it is doable he’ll make an look within the quarterfinals.

Chelsea’s subsequent match is towards Crystal Palace on Sunday.

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