Man Utd 'plot Christian Pulisic loan bid' as Chelsea outcast's stance on switch clear

But they’ve had a strained relationship since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard in January 2021. Speaking earlier this summer, Pulisic reflected on his long-standing relationship with the Chelsea boss.

And he accepted that there have been “tougher moments” between the pair at Chelsea. He said: “Being an American over in Germany was very tough for me at the start but he [Tuchel] gave me my opportunity and he clearly saw something in me.

“I was really grateful for that and then we had some good moments together and also some tougher moments. Now being at Chelsea and him coming back, I think he’s grown as a coach and I’ve grown as a player, it’s about trying to find that relationship.

“We’ve had the good moments and tougher moments, I need to prove myself and that’s what I’m going to do.”

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