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It’s official… Christian Pulisic is a Chelsea player.
The Borussia Dortmund midfielder has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, and reports over the weekend have linked the USA international with a move to Liverpool.
Dortmund have confirmed Pulisic is joining Chelsea in a £58 million (€64m/$73m) deal that will see him loaned back to the German club for the remainder of the 2018-19 season, according to Goal.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: “It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract.
“Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity.
“Christian Pulisic is a character-perfect player. I am sure that in the coming months he will do everything in his power to bring his high quality to the team and to achieve his sporting goals with his team-mates at Borussia Dortmund.”
Maurizio Sarri had revealed his need for a winger in the January transfer window while defending his use of Bayern Munich target Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Der BVB hat sich mit dem FC Chelsea auf einen Transfer von Christian #Pulisic mit sofortiger Wirkung geeinigt, Chelsea wiederum leiht den 20-Jährigen bis zum Saisonende an den BVB aus.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 2, 2019