Premier League champions Chelsea are targeting a summer move for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic, but will face strong competition for his signature from Bayern Munich and potentially other clubs.
USA international Pulisic, 19, has put in some stellar performances for Dortmund this season, and is regarded as one of the best young talents in Europe.
Chelsea are thought to be preparing to overhaul their squad after falling behind both Manchester clubs in the Premier League this season. There are also rumours that star playmaker Eden Hazard could be the subject of bids from other clubs, such as Real Madrid.
But the Blues will face stern competition for his signature, not least from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. It is thoughts they will be in the market for a winger, as they are set to lose Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben in the summer. The path from Dortmund to Munich is a well-trod one in recent years with several players making the move including Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels.
Liverpool could also be interested in making a move for Pulisic, having tried to sign him in 2016, and still have the bulk of the £142 million they received for Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona to spend. Manchester United are also thought to be interested.
However, Dortmund are reluctant to sell, and are thought to want £88 million for Pulisic if they were to consider parting with him, according to the Daily Mail.
But one player who could hold the key to Chelsea signing Pulisic is Michy Batshuayi. The Belgian forward is on loan at Dortmund from Chelsea currently and has impressed since joining in January, scoring 5 goals in 4 appearances so far.
Dortmund are thought to be keen to make the deal permanent, and Batshuayi could be sold in a player-plus-cash deal.