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Chelsea transfer news: Kingsley Coman identified as potential replacement for Christian Pulisic

Kingsley Coman
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Chelsea could make a move for Kingsley Coman if Christian Pulisic leaves the club, according to reports.

The United States international has been linked with a move away (opens in new tab) from Stamford Bridge this week.

Liverpool (opens in new tab) and Manchester United (opens in new tab) are both said to be keeping tabs on Pulisic’s situation, with the forward yet to start a Premier League match under Thomas Tuchel.

Pulisic was Chelsea (opens in new tab)’s standout performer in the final few months of last season, but injury saw him miss the start of the current campaign.

It was initially thought that Pulisic would be a regular starter under Tuchel given their pre-existing relationship from the pair’s time together at Borussia Dortmund (opens in new tab).

But Pulisic is reportedly considering his future after a prolonged spell out of the starting XI.

Tuchel admitted after Monday’s 2-0 victory over Everton (opens in new tab) that his decision to leave Pulisic on the bench until the 90th minute was “unfair”. 

"I can say nothing else but good things about him,” he said. “Maybe his biggest problem is that I know him from Dortmund and I think he started only in the cup games.

“It is my responsibility and it is a bit unfair but I know what impact he can have in the last 20 or 30 minutes. 

"He was a bit unlucky in the last few games. It isn't a lack of trust or quality, it is just that he will have to be patient.”

According to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab), Chelsea are eyeing Kingsley Coman as a potential replacement should Pulisic ask to leave.

The Bayern Munich (opens in new tab) winger is out of contract in 2023 and the Bundesliga champions could cash in on the Frenchman this summer unless he signs an extension.

However, Chelsea would likely face competition for Coman’s signature, with Manchester United and Manchester City known to be long-term admirers.

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