Media watch: Chelsea linked with ‘new Thiago Silva’, Blues fans react to Christian Pulisic’s wondergoal

In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Italian media links us with a move for a French teenager dubbed the ‘new Thiago Silva’ and Blues supporters get excited after watching Christian Pulisic net a stunning goal for Borussia Dortmund.

These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.

Teenage star Kamara linked with Blues

Calcio Mercato report Chelsea are involved in a battle with Arsenal and AC Milan to sign French teenager Boubacar Kamara from Marseille.

The 19-year-old defender, who can also play in central midfield, has represented France at every age level from Under-17 to Under-20 and attracted attention with his fine form this season as a regular starter for Marseille in Ligue 1.

According to Marseille assistant coach Claude Fichaux, he can be compared to Thiago Silva in terms of his reading of the game and his ability to control the game.

His current contract with Marseille expires in 2020.

Fans thrilled by Pulisic strike

Christian Pulisic was not able to help Borussia Dortmund to advance in the German Cup this week but his excellent goal against Werder Bremen has got Chelsea fans excited, reports The Sun.

The American, who is set to join the Blues this summer, scored his first goal of 2019 by winning the ball in the centre circle and slaloming past a number of Werder defenders before exchanging a one-two with Paco Alcacer on the edge of the box and tucking the ball away.

The Sun compiled some of the best Twitter reactions to the goal afterwards including the following:

‘Every doubter needs to go watch the goal Pulisic just scored.’

‘Pulisic is a baller… I don’t get what the fuss was about. Wish he was with us rn.’

‘More greatness to come.’

‘Christian Pulisic showing Chelsea fans we [were] right to sign him with a beautiful goal.’

Family comes first for Barella

After it was reported this week by Tutto Mercato Web that Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella had turned down a deal to join the Blues in January, it has now emerged that supposed decision was made for family reasons.

According to Calcio Mercato, the 22-year-old rejected the move and decided to remain in Italy as he and his wife are expecting their first child.

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