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Media Watch: Chelsea linked with Coman, Friedel discusses Pulisic’s impact with the rise of US talent and Sancho lists Drogba and Lampard as his idols

In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, the Blues are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman while Brad Friedel praises the wide array of US talent led by Christian Pulisic.

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Coman interest rises

The Blues are reportedly looking to renew their interest in French winger Kingsley Coman.

According to Fussball Transfers, Chelsea are keen to sign the winger this summer as he looks to leave Germany.

The Parisian’s current deal expires in 2023 and the Bayern Munich man reportedly has no interest in signing a new deal.

Coman’s potential departure could provide Thomas Tuchel with the opportunity to add another attacker into his Champions League-winning team.

The report states that the Blues will have to fight off rivals Manchester United who are also very interested in Coman.

The 24-year-old scored eight goals and picked up 15 assists for Bayern Munich last season as he clinched another Bundesliga title.

Friedel praises Pulisic

Brad Friedel has hailed Christian Pulisic after the winger captained the USA and scored an extra-time winner against Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League final.

Speaking to goal.com, the former Tottenham goalkeeper also acknowledged how the increase of US players moving to Europe could help the national team at major tournaments.

‘The US players at their clubs, including Pulisic, are in on merit and their ability alone,’ he said. ‘As the sport grows in the US, there will be opportunities, but today, he’s in on ability alone.

‘Pulisic is arguably our best player. He is on the attacking front and at one of the biggest clubs in the world.’

After winning the Champions League and the CONCACAF Nations League in eight days, Friedel also believes the 22-year-old can lead his team to a successful World Cup in Qatar.

‘It’s fantastic to have him,’ he continued. ‘He’s an outstanding player.

‘If he keeps his head down and works hard, then I don’t see many coaches not being impressed by him.’

Sancho names Lampard as his idol

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has admitted to supporting Chelsea growing up.

Speaking to TalkSport, the English star also listed Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard as his idols during their Blues days.

‘I’d probably say Lampard,’ the 21-year-old said. ‘I was a Chelsea fan growing up, I can’t lie!’

Lampard spent a successful time at Stamford Bridge and became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer. He also won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League.

‘Drogba and Lampard were my favourite players at the time,’ he continued. ‘I just love Lampard and how he played his game.

‘He was so direct and so composed on the ball. I like things like that.’

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