By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 11:11 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 11:14 GMT, 2 January 2019
Christian Pulisic has become the latest addition to the ever growing list of Chelsea players out on loan following his move from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday morning.
The American winger will move to Stamford Bridge in the summer for £58million but will remain at the Bundesliga club for the rest of the season.
Sportsmail exclusively revealed Pulisic was set for a switch to Stamford Bridge in November as Dortmund accepted they had to cash in on a player who was out of contract in 2020.
Christian Pulisic has become the latest addition to the growing list of Chelsea players on loan
As has become an annual custom, Chelsea sent out a small army of youth-team and fringe first-team players on loan for the season ahead in the summer.
No fewer than 41 surplus players have now passed out of the Stamford Bridge revolving door to destinations as diverse as Yeovil Town and Lleida Esportiu in order to gain experience.
The players shipped out range from pricey acquisitions to young stars and even those who are relatively unknown.
Among them is Michy Batshuayi, the unloved Belgian striker who is spending the season at Valencia. He scored nine goals in 14 matches at Borussia Dortmund in the second half of last season before injury struck. He has followed that up with three goals in 21 appearances at the Mestalla.
Tiemoue Bakayoko is another expensive purchase to have been cast aside. The unimpressive France midfielder, who somehow played 43 games for Chelsea last season, made way for incoming loanee Mateo Kovacic by joining Italy's fallen giants AC Milan.
Michy Batshuayi is spending the year at Valencia but is still struggling for form in front of goal
Tiemoue Bakayoko somehow played 43 games for Chelsea last season but is now at AC Milan
They have the option to make the deal permanent for just under £30m next summer if he manages to find some form. Chelsea only signed him in 2017 - for a princely £40m - and he's already on the scrapheap.
Kurt Zouma, currently on loan for the season at Everton, suffered Premier League relegation with Stoke City last campaign. It's been a strange fall from grace for Zouma, who was favoured by Jose Mourinho but quickly fell out of favour under Antonio Conte and his reputation has taken a hefty dent.