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Done deal: Chelsea complete big money move for Bundesliga winger Christian Pulisic

USA’s Christian Pulisic is heading to the Premier League (Mike Egerton/PA)
USA’s Christian Pulisic is heading to the Premier League (Mike Egerton/PA)

Chelsea have completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic for £57.5m.

The USA star will be loaned back to the Bundesliga club for the remainder of the current campaign.

Pulisic, 20, had long been linked with a move to Premier League leaders Liverpool but Chelsea have wasted no time in the January window, completing the first big deal of the month.

"It was always Christian's dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract," said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

"Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity.

"Christian Pulisic is a character perfect player. I am sure that in the coming months he will do everything in his power to bring his high quality to the team and to achieve his sporting goals with his team-mates Borussia Dortmund."

Pulisic's Dortmund deal was due to expire in 18 months, with the player reluctant to sign a new contract.

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