Barcelona target Chelsea outcast Pulisic - but must sell first

 Barcelona are convinced Chelsea are prepared to sell Christian Pulisic.

Pulisic, 23, has struggled to secure a regular spot in the side since Thomas Tuchel took over, with injuries limiting his time on the pitch.

Cataluyna's El Nacional says manager Thomas Tuchel has told owner Roman Abramovich to sell Pulisic.

The report suggests Barcelona's new manager Xavi is a fan of the winger, and has asked the club to make an attempt to sign him.

But that may only be possible if the Catalans get rid of players first, given their dire financial position.

Philippe Coutinho is one star who has been heavily linked with an exit from the Nou Camp. Samuel Umtiti is another player who could leave Barcelona.

If the Frenchman and Coutinho depart in the new year that would remove two high earners from the wage bill, and potentially open up room in the budget for Pulisic to join.