Borussia Dortmund are refusing to sell Christian Pulisic this summer even though he has rejected a new contract and could leave for a substantially lower fee next summer.
Liverpool were on the verge of signing Nabil Fekir for £53million at the start of June before they pulled the plug after it emerged from his medical that he is a risk for a reoccurrence a serious knee injury.
With this in mind, the Reds have been linked with several alternatives, with the likes of Christian Pulisic being tipped for a summer move to Anfield. Reports had claimed that the Bundesliga outfit had made the American available for purchase.
Now, however, it would appear as though, with no suitable replacement to be found, BVB will not be selling this summer and this comes as a boost for Liverpool as it means they can’t be pipped to his signature just yet.
Mail reporter Simon Jones writes: “Borussia Dortmund are refusing to sell Christian Pulisic this summer. The Bundesliga side had shown a willingness to listen to offers but with time running out on finding a suitable replacement they want to keep the 19-year-old playmaker.”
He says that although they’d like to keep him for the 2018/19 season, they could be open to agreeing a deal similar to that which Liverpool agreed with RB Leipzig to ensure he was not poached by Bayern Munich or Barcelona.
Chelsea, Bayern, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United are all interested in signing the American but it seems his £62million price tag is somewhat discouraging, with Dortmund yet to receive a bid close to that number.