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Reports in Spain Claim Christian Pulisic “Sold to an English Club”

Atletico Madrid reportedly had an approach rebuffed, being told Pulisic was already sold.

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Between talk of £70M asking prices and delayed deals and Chelsea bids and the player preferring a Liverpool move, there’s been an awful lot of Christian Pulisic talk of late—and none of it has much added up to anything especially solid.

Beyond the fact that Pulisic seems destined not to still be at Dortmund come next season, there’s very little we know for certain. Spain’s Cadena SER, though, may have just broken a major piece of news in the Pulisic story earlier today.

The Madrid-based radio station—Spain’s most listened to—is claiming that Atletico Madrid recently approached Dortmund about Pulisic only to be told by sporting director Michel Zorc that the player was “already sold to an English club.”

If that is in fact the case, we’re well past the stage of rumoured bids here. And more that that, even—though perhaps more speculatively—at least one Madrid-based journalist thinks the club that have tied down Pulisic is in fact Liverpool.

If it weren’t for the supposed Atletico Madrid connection, it would be easy to write all of this off as pointless, baseless rumour mongering. And yet, from an Atleti standpoint, these would be considered fairly reliable sources of information.

Put together with earlier reports claiming Pulisic wanted a Klopp reunion rather than a move to Stamford Bridge, and there might even be just enough there for Liverpool fans—and in particular American Liverpool fans—to latch on to.

And given how good Liverpool have become at maintaining radio silence on transfers post-Virgil van Dijk and some of the creativity in getting deals done shown by Michael Edwards, you at least wouldn’t want to put anything past them.

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