Paper Talk: Pulisic cools Liverpool links; West Ham denials

Date published: Wednesday 28th September 2016 7:37

Christian Pulisic: Happy at Dortmund

Christian Pulisic: Happy at Dortmund

Christian Pulisic has played down talk of a move to Liverpool, while West Ham have vehemently denied any wrongdoing in the transfer of third-party owned Enner Valencia, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.



Christian Pulisic says he is completely focused on Borussia Dortmund, despite interest from Liverpool.

The young American was the subject of a failed £11million bid this summer and has since continued to flourish in the Dortmund line-up.

“I’m absolutely focused on the season, performing well and winning games with our team,” Pulisic told The Set Pieces.

Liverpool are reportedly considering returning for a second bid in the January transfer window, with reports suggesting they could raise their offer to £18million for a man already considered to be the most important player in the USA’s footballing history.



Enner Valencia: Surplus to requirements at West Ham

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