Approach made: Manchester United cleared to STEAL £48million star from Chelsea in shock move

Manchester United are reportedly being invited to lodge a bid to beat Chelsea to the transfer of Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic.

The USA international is one of the most exciting young talents in Europe’s big five leagues at the moment, and has made up his mind on leaving the club.

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According to ESPN, United made contact over signing the 20-year-old about two weeks ago, and though Chelsea are in pole position for him, Dortmund want rival bidders to come in.

It is understood that Chelsea have offered around £48million for Pulisic, but United should be able to offer more than that due to their superior finances.

The Red Devils could do with a quality attacking talent like Pulisic in their ranks, and it looks as though they will be among the numerous clubs to step up their interest shortly.

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Christian Pulisic to Manchester United transfer could still be on due to Borussia Dortmund stance
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Chelsea lead the chase for Christian Pulisic but Manchester United are being invited to outbid them

Arsenal and Bayern Munich are also being linked with the American wonderkid, but the Gunners will struggle to compete financially, while Dortmund won’t want to sell to a Bundesliga rival.

This puts United in a good position, especially as Pulisic himself has hinted he’d love a move to Old Trafford in the past, having admitted he was a fan of the team growing up.

‘Yeah, I was. I was definitely a big fan (of United),’ he said earlier this year.

‘Of course, right now I am under contract with Dortmund and I’m not looking around or doing anything like that so I’m very focused there. But, yeah, it’s cool to hear all this stuff … the Premier League is an unbelievable league.’

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