Arsenal and Chelsea appear to be competing over a number of transfer targets this month.
Mykhaylo Mudryk is the main player, while Marcus Thuram has also been linked with both the Gunners and the Blues.
However, there is one forward who plies his trade for one of the two clubs and is reportedly wanted by the other.
The player in question is Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic, who has been linked with Arsenal ahead of the January window.
In November, the Daily Mail reported that the Gunners have been eyeing the United States international.
As well as Arsenal, the likes of Manchester United and Newcastle United are reportedly in pursuit of Pulisic.
Liverpool were also said to be long-term admirers of the American, though they have since signed Cody Gakpo.
Although Graham Potter has given Pulisic a run in the team of late, the player hasn’t had the desired overall impact at Chelsea since his 2019 move.
With that in mind, Fabrizio Romano believes the Blues could potentially part company with the player this month.
However, he stresses that they would need to land a replacement first.
“But I’m told Christian Pulisic could leave the club in January if Chelsea bring in a new winger.
“Of course, it depends on clubs making offers and many other factors. As of now it’s a scenario and not a negotiation.”
“At the moment, there is nothing concrete or advanced,” he wrote on CaughtOffside.
Decent back-up plan for Arsenal?
It has previously been reported that Chelsea are willing to let Pulisic go for €30-35m (£26.5m-31m).
Admittedly, Pulisic hasn’t had the greatest of times at Chelsea. But sometimes, you just need a change of scenery.
Something for Arsenal to consider if they fail to land Mykhaylo Mudryk or Joao Felix (hopefully that’s not the case).
If true, that’s a reasonable price for a talented player with plenty of Premier League and international experience.