Chelsea news: Christian Pulisic boost, Nathan Ake transfer decision, Moussa Dembele message

Chelsea are back on the road this weekend as they travel to face Newcastle United in the north east.

The Blues make the long trip to St James’ Park to take on Steve Bruce’s Magpies, with Chelsea sitting comfortably in the top four in the Premier League, five points above Manchester United in fifth.

Frank Lampard’s men will be hoping to strengthen their position in the top four with another positive result, having won 3-0 against Burnley at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

But with the Blues preparing for the game against Newcastle, there continues to be speculation over possible incomings and outgoings in the January transfer window, with a little more than two weeks until the deadline.

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Below, we take a look at the latest Chelsea news, including a couple of transfer stories from the past 24 hours.

Christian Pulisic boost

Christian Pulisic has given a positive update on his adductor injury as he eyes a return to the Chelsea first team.

The American international has not featured for the Blues since the 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on New Year’s Day, with Callum Hudson-Odoi coming into the side in his absence and impressing with goals in his last two games.

But Pulisic has confirmed that he is nearing a return as he reflected on his first campaign in England so far.

Christian Pulisic dribbles at Brighton left back Bernardo.
(Image: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images)

“It’s been almost a week, and I’m just kind of taking it day by day,” Pulisic told ESPN . “I’m just rehabbing every day. I’m doing my best to be back in the next week, the next couple weeks.

“I don’t think it should be too long, so I’m just working every day, doing everything I can to be back on the pitch.

“Everyone says I’m going to go into the Premier League, it’s a big change, it’s tough. It’s a league where there’s definitely a lot of games, a lot of stuff going on, and…