Liverpool transfer target Christian Pulisic could be sold by Borussia Dortmund next summer if he fails to agree a new contract.
That’s according to German football expert Raphael Honigstein, who says sources close to the Bundesliga giants do not believe a deal for the winger is imminent.
Pulisic has been on Liverpool’s radar ever since Jurgen Klopp took charge at Anfield and he was the subject of a bid from the Reds two years ago.
A potential move for the USA international has been talked up this summer as Klopp looks to add to his attacking options.
Chelsea have likewise been linked with a raid on Dortmund for Pulisic as they seek to begin a successful era under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
Speculation has ramped up amid claims from German newspaper Bild that the 19-year-old is reluctant to extend his stay at Signal Iduna Park beyond 2020.
Honigstein has now revealed when Dortmund could sell Pulisic, who’s also been tracked by Manchester United and Arsenal in the past.
"Well, this all comes from a very interesting story in Bild who say that Christian Pulisic and his dad have refused to enter any more negotiations about extending his contract beyond 2020, which could put him on the market, of course," Honigstein told ESPN FC, when asked about Chelsea’s reported emerging interest in Pulisic.
"Dortmund will be very reluctant to let him run down his contract, a la Emre Can or [Robert] Lewandowski. I think they’ll make sure that he’ll have to be sold, but not necessarily this year.
"He’s got two years left and I think the feeling that I got from speaking to sources very close to the club is that they don’t feel something is imminent. If someone were to come in with a big bid, they would have to think about it, but they don’t expect it really.
"They expect him to be there for next season. And if the situation doesn’t change, as far as extending his contract is concerned, he will then definitely be sold in the summer of 2019."
Source: Daily Express
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