‘Three-year deal’- £20m Chelsea star edging close to exit as Italian club increase offer

More outgoings at Chelsea as United States forward Christian Pulisic close to moving to AC Milan, following in the footsteps of Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
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Italian giants AC Milan have submitted an increased bid for forward Christian Pulisic as they look to add the United States forward to their attacking lineup.

French side Lyon had shown interest and were at some point leading the charge but glitches in their financial statements have meant they are not outside looking in.

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Milan built a great relationship with Chelsea over the last few seasons having done business with them for the signing of Oliver Giroud, Fikayo Tomori and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Pulisic hasn't kicked on in the last two seasons with injuries and form denying him the consistency he needs and there is a general consensus that a move away will benefit both the player and the club.

Chelsea have decided to change direction of the club having already said goodbye to Mateo Kovacic, Kai Havertz, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and N’Golo Kante.

Long-serving captain Cesar Azpilicueta is also in the final stages of his negotiations that will see him terminate his contract at the club and move back to Spain, paving the way for him to join Atletico Madrid.

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It has not been all outgoings though, the club have also bought Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku as they look to add fresh faces to Mauricio Pochettino’s team.

The departure of Cesar Azpilicueta also means Chelsea will be looking for a new captain with Thiago Silva and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga all in contention for the armband. Manager Pochettino has no issues having a goalkeeper as a captain as his Tottenham team was led by Hugo Lloris.

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