Maurizio Sarri admits he “didn’t know anything about Pulisic deal

Maurizio Sarri admits he didn’t know anything about a move of US international Christian Pulisic to Chelsea until the deal was done.

Chelsea have splashed £57.8million to sign the 20-year-old American starlet from Borussia Dortmund.

Pulisic, who has 23 caps for his country, has become the club’s third highest signing in their history, behind only Spanish pair Kepa Arrizabalaga and Alvaro Morata.

Christian Pulisic

“I didn’t know anything about Pulisic yesterday,” revealed Sarri. “The club asked my opinion about him one month ago.

“My opinion was positive and today I’ve known that the deal is done but I didn’t know anything.

“I am not in charge of the market so I have to tend to my matches and play every three days. I can only say my opinion to the club.”

US international Pulisic will remain on loan at the Westfalenstadion for the remainder of the season before arriving in west London in the summer.

The Blues have scored 12 times in their last 11 Premier League outings, having managed 26 goals in their opening 10 games of the campaign.

“The club knows very well my opinion,” added Sarri. “I think we need something different for characteristics.”

“I have to try to improve my players, my team, my offensive base. Our build-up play is very good. Now we have to improve in the last 20 metres.

“The problem is today it was important to change the match and it was impossible.”