Chelsea have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals by launching the first official bid for Borussia Dortmund sensation Christian Pulisic, according to reports.

The American winger, 20, is valued at around £70million and the Evening Standard say they have now firmed up their interest with an offer.

However, they also claim his first choice would be a switch to Liverpool as he is keen to reunite with ex-Dortmund chief Jurgen Klopp.

Both clubs are understood to be monitoring his situation after talks over signing a new contract with the German giants came to a standstill.

While the report does not outline exactly how much Chelsea are offering, it is claimed it falls below the asking price and that Dortmund are holding out for the full £70m.

That is despite the fact he only has 18 months left to run on his current deal at the Westfalenstadion.

Chelsea reportedly want the deal wrapped up in the January transfer window as they look to pip Liverpool to his signature.

Source: Daily Express

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