Meanwhile, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech have both been linked with other clubs. Hudson-Odoi has interest from the likes of Newcastle, Southampton and Leicester. The 21-year-old was initially scheduled to take part in Chelsea U21s’ Premier League 2 clash with Fulham earlier this week, but he was pulled out of the squad as interest in a loan mounts.
Ziyech, like Pulisic, has been linked with United. The Moroccan played under Erik ten Hag at Ajax.
Several departures could give Tuchel a major problem if players continue to harbour doubts over how they fit into the 48-year-old’s tactical structure. He could be forced to sign another couple of players who better fit into his system.
Everton forward Anthony Gordon has been linked with a move, but the Toffees do not want to sell the England U21 international. It would take a bid much higher than Chelsea’s current proposal of £45m to bring Everton to the negotiation table.