Chelsea are reportedly going to block Manchester United’s swoop for Christian Pulisic.
The struggling Red Devils, who have lost their opening two Premier League games, are desperate for fresh faces before the transfer window closes.
But while Pulisic is keen to leave Stamford Bridge to secure regular football ahead of the World Cup, the Blues are unwilling to let the American join one of their top-flight rivals.
And according to various sources, any offer United make to take the attacker on loan will be rebuffed.
Newcastle also hold an interest in Pulisic, 23, and his Chelsea team-mates Armando Broja, Conor Gallagher and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Broja, a 20-year-old forward, and Gallagher, a 22-year-old midfielder, have each made two substitute appearances so far this season, but Thomas Tuchel has yet to give Hudson-Odoi any playing time.