Christian Pulisic will ‘cut short his summer break’ in effort to make an immediate impression with incoming Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
The 20-year-old, who signed for Chelsea in a £58million deal from Borussia Dortmund back in January, is currently on international duty with the United States at the Concacaf Gold Cup.
The US are fancied to go all the way and make July 7’s final – which is just three days after Chelsea’s non-internationals return for the beginning of pre-season.
Pulisic will be given an extended period off to recuperate regardless of how far the US progress, but according to The Sun the winger is planning to return early in a bid to hit the ground running.
He has even made himself available for Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Japan, which begins just over a week after the Gold Cup final.
The club are yet to name a successor to Maurizio Sarri, who was officially unveiled as Juventus boss on Thursday.
Frank Lampard is expected to be confirmed as Chelsea’s boss this month despite his inexperience.
The 41-year-old’s first season in management ended in a play-off final defeat with Derby.
There will be a lot of pressure on Pulisic’s shoulders with the American brought in to replace Eden Hazard, who left for Real Madrid earlier this month in a £150m deal.
Pulisic is likely to be the only new addition to the Chelsea squad this summer given the club’s current two-window transfer ban imposed by FIFA.
Lampard will be looking to embed the winger into the Chelsea squad as quickly as possible and will no doubt be impressed by his decision to hook up with the team as soon as possible.
Pulisic has been a key figure for the USA and helped them to a 4-0 win over Guyana in their opening Gold Cup clash on Tuesday night.