Don Balon: Real Madrid eyeing Chelsea target Christian Pulisic while 'waiting' for Neymar

Posted Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Don Balon: Real Madrid eyeing Chelsea target Christian Pulisic while 'waiting' for Neymar

Spanish outlet Don Balon have this evening claimed that European champions Real Madrid have joined the race for in-demand Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic.

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Pulisic has emerged as one of world football's most highly-regarded prospects over the last couple of seasons, after breaking into Borussia Dortmund's first-team setup at the tender age of 17 in 2016.

The American youngster, who has already been capped 21 times by his country (and notched 9 goals during that span) has since gone from strength to strength, with his incredible close control, ability to beat his man at will and eye for goal having seen Pulisic added to the respective wishlists of a number of European heavyweights.

Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea have long been named as admirers of the talents of the Pennsylvania native, with Reds' boss Jurgen Klopp having refused to rule out a move for his former club's prized possession during a press conference last week.

Don Balon: Real Madrid eyeing Chelsea target Christian Pulisic while 'waiting' for Neymar
DORTMUND, GERMANY – APRIL 21: Christian Pulisic #22 of Borussia Dortmund looks on prior the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park on April 21, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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In addition, since claims in Germany began to mount over the weekend that Dortmund were ready to part ways with Pulisic for a fee in the region of 70 million Euro, the apparent interest of the giants of the Premier League has only increased.

But, as per the aforementioned report from Don Balon this evening, the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United look set to face stiff competition from Spain for the American talent, amid claims that Real Madrid have now joined the race for his signature.

Los Blancos are known to be on the lookout for reinforcements in attacking areas in the aftermath of Cristiano Ronaldo's departure for Juventus, with Neymar and Eden Hazard thought to be the no.1 targets of the European champions.

However, with Chelsea quoting a fee of 150 million Euro+ for Hazard, and Neymar said to be content to remain in Paris for another year, Real have been forced to turn their attentions elsewhere.

And, according to Don Balon, Pulisic is now being eyed as a more realistic option, ahead of another assault for Neymar next summer.

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