Chelsea have emerged as the front-runners for the signature of Christian Pulisic, overtaking Liverpool in the betting for the American wonderkid.
We’ve cut the odds on the Dortmund starlet arriving at Stamford Bridge from 7/1 to 7/2.
Newly installed manager Maruizio Sarri has insisted he intends to keep want-away forwards Willian and Eden Hazard, but his move for Pulisic could indicate that he’s conceding defeat in at least one of those battles.
While Hazard may have been priced out of a move to Real Madrid, Willian is now odds-on to join Manchester United (5/6) – with Paddy Power making him more likely to ply his trade at Old Trafford this season, than at Stamford Bridge (Evens).
That comes after a series of bets on the Brazilian joining up with Jose Mourinho again – even if that may be a short-lived reunion.
Paddy Power said: “Chelsea are becoming a bit of a Sarri mess this summer – although, apparently, that’s just the new manager’s playing style.
“With the boss’s high-intensity game-plan, and his inherited squad’s ability to down tools, it’s no surprise that he’s looking to bring in young, hungry recruits.
“The betting patterns over the last 24 hours indicate that teen star Christian Pulisic is on the shortlist – and that Willian is on the way out.”
WILLIAN’S CLUB THIS SEASON
TO SIGN PULISIC THIS SUMMER
*All odds correct at time of posting