Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he ‘did not know anything about Christian Pulisic on Tuesday’ before the Premier League giants announced a £58m move which will land the USA International to Stamford Bridge at the end of current season.
The Italian boss, speaking after the goalless draw against Southampton on Wednesday night, told SkySports: “I don’t know. I didn’t know anything about Pulisic on Tuesday. The club asked my opinion about him about one month ago. My opinion was positive. Today I have known that the deal is done but I didn’t know anything”.
“I don’t know, I am not in control of the market. I have to think about the pitch, improving my team and the offensive phase”.
“We are good to build up the action, we have to improve in the last 20 metres. The club know my position, it is up to the board. As I said before I am not in charge of the market, it is difficult for me to talk about the market or the deal of Pulisic”.
About a potential signing to revamp Chelsea’s attacking options, Sarri added: “The club knows very well my opinion. I think we need something different for characteristics,”
“I’m not in charge of the market. I have to try to improve my players, my team, my offensive phase, or better my offensive phase in the last 20 metres. The club knows my position, my opinion. It’s up to the board.
“At the moment we’re in trouble with the offensive players.”