Borussia Dortmund open to selling €45m Man Utd, Liverpool target

Date published: Monday 5th February 2018 3:56

After compiling a forward line of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, Jose Mourinho will look to his midfield in the summer.

Marouane Fellaini looks set to leave with his contract set to expire in June, while Michael Carrick will take up a coaching role, leaving Manchester United short in central midfield.

But Sport Bild claim United will go someway to fill that void by signing Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic.

The USA’s player of the year in 2017 has been linked with United and Liverpool over the last 12 months, while Bayern Munich are understood to be keen on the Pennsylvania-born star.

However, Pulisic has gone on record saying a move to Bayern was not on the agenda.

“No, that I could not do,” Pulisic said of going to Bayern Munich. “I can’t say that, but nah,” he said in June 2017.

As per the report, Dortmund would prefer selling him to Manchester United if United met their valuation, which Sport Bild claim is around €45million with two years remaining on his contract.

The Independent reported last month that that Man Utd’s owners were not prepared to let Pulisic, and all the marketing opportunities in the US that will come with the youngster, slip through their grasp.

The report claimed United “strongly challenge” Liverpool if they make a move for Pulisic in the summer.

Pulisic is the jewel in the crown for the US at the moment and he has scored four times in 26 appearances for Dortmund this season after making the breakthrough to the first team in 2015/16

Despite being born in the US Pulisic has dual USA-Croatia citizenship and has been training at the Dortmund Academy since he was 16.

In December BVB director Michael Zorc told Reviersport: “Those experts are being paid to talk a lot.

“Sometimes they talk sense, sometimes less so. I don’t care much about that. I prefer to stick to the facts. And thus I see Christian with us in the long-term.

“We plan ahead with Christian Pulisic. And when I say ahead, I mean beyond this summer. He has a long-term contract and feels at home in Dortmund.”

 

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