February 16 US Paper Talk: Christian Pulisic needs to know where he stands, according to Kop legend

Steve Nicol baffled by midfielder’s lack of minutes at Chelsea; New York Red Bulls bid for Swedish youngster.

SOCCER: Christian Pulisic should be knocking on Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel's door and demanding to know why he isn't in the team, according to former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol.

"What has Pulisic done, can somebody tell me?" said Nicol. "Now is the time to see the manager." (ESPN)

SOCCER: Real Salt Lake have made a loan bid for Corinthians' Mateus Vital, with a view to purchasing the 23-year-old in December. (Globo.com)

SOCCER: New York Red Bulls have bid $600,000 to AIK for 19-year-old wing-back Eric Kahl. However, the Swedish club have dismissed the offer as "shameful". (Expressen)

SOCCER: Erik Hurtado is signing with Club de Foot Montreal. The forward has spent the last two seasons with Sporting KC. (The Athletic)

SOCCER: Liverpool FC Women midfielder Ceri Holland has praised the tempo of the game in the US, saying her four years at Kansas University have made her a "much more well-rounded athlete". (Kansas City Star)

FOOTBALL: Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson has been found dead Monday in his hotel room. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers player was 38. (Various)

FOOTBALL: Tom Brady's former team-mate Chris Hogan said the success of the quarterback at Tampa Bay was no surprise as he inspires the people around him "to do better for Tom". (New York Post)

BOXING: Deontay Wilder's ongoing legal dispute with Tyson Fury will not stand in the way of a Fury-Anthony Joshua match-up, according to Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn. (Sky Sports)

Deontay Wilder's legal dispute with the Tyson Fury camp are not expected to derail Fury's match-up with Anthony Joshua
Deontay Wilder's legal dispute with the Tyson Fury camp are not expected to derail Fury's match-up with Anthony Joshua

BASKETBALL: Boston Celtics general manager has moved to ease the pressure on under-fire head coach Brad Stevens, saying the blame for defeats to Detroit and Washington lies with him. (Boston Herald)

BASKETBALL: Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to trade out two-time All-Star centre Andre Drummond. (ESPN)

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