Chelsea boss sends reply to Manchester United’s rumoured interest in £58m Chelsea star

New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has surprisingly not given Chelsea star Christian Pulisic much game time since he took over.

Tuchel was a key player for Chelsea under Frank Lampard, but could now be set to leave the club if his situation doesn’t change anytime soon.

Manchester United are among the clubs rumoured to have an interest in Pulisic, but the Chelsea manager has dismissed such rumours.

When asked if he will stand in Pulisic’s way if he asks to leave Chelsea, Tuchel replied that journalists tend to make a lot of assumptions.

He said: “A lot of ‘ifs’ in your question. If he starts tomorrow, if he does brilliantly, if he starts again against Atletico, and if he scores two goals… maybe he’s the captain next year of our squad [laughs].

“I know what you mean but this is too far ahead. We have so many games and he is in my plans.

“He is an important player, and he has the potential to be decisive for us from the bench and as a beginner, is it necessary he can improve it? Yes. And this is my job. And his job is to be ready like everybody else.

“And when it comes the moment you have to be ready, this is what you sign up for at a club like Chelsea. There’s no difference between Christian and anybody else.”