Chelsea could be tempted into selling Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund this summer if it means the Blues get a headstart in the race to sign Christian Pulisic, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The 19-year-old winger has suitors from across Europe and has been linked with a move away from Dortmund for some time. However, no transfer of the Hershey-born attacker has ever materialised.
Chelsea's Batshuayi has hit the ground running since arriving in North Rhine-Westphalia on a short-term loan, and the Dortmund hierarchy are already thinking about making the move permanent.
Although the German side do have plenty of money in the bank after selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal, a big offer for their American starlet will be difficult for a club in Dortmund's position to turn down.
The Mail's report claims that Chelsea have been tracking Pulisic for over a year and seem eager to complete a deal ahead of the FIFA World Cup.
Although a move for Pulisic before the competition in Russia kicks off doesn't seem to make too much sense - the USMNT failed to qualify for the World Cup - Chelsea's desire to get a deal done early could actually be linked to Batshuayi.
Should the former Marseille striker have a stellar competition, or a disastrous one, his transfer value could change dramatically and Chelsea could lose the upper hand in the race for Pulisic.