According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are getting closer to an agreement for the transfer of Christopher Nkunku in the summer of 2023. At the end of September, the French striker had already undergone his medical examination to engage with the Blues, as indicated on the era by RMC Sport.
It is a new stage in the career of Christopher Nkunku which is announced. Leaving PSG in the summer of 2019 for RB Leipzig, the 25-year-old striker took off in the Bundesliga. According to journalist Fabrizio RomanoChelsea are now approaching a full agreement for the transfer of the French international.
A transfer worth 60 million euros
At the end of September, RMC Sport indicated that the two clubs had reached an agreement in principle for a transfer in the summer of 2023. Christopher Nkunku had also already completed his medical examination at that time. RB Leipzig should recover more than 60 million in this deal, the amount of the release clause for a player under contract until 2026. A long contract awaits the French international at Chelsea, which was bought in recent months by the American businessman Todd Boehly.
Christopher Nkunku is expected to finish the season with the German club, before joining the Premier League next summer. After 15 league days, the Red Bull club is third, six points behind Bayern Munich. In the Champions League, Manchester City will face RB Leipzig in the round of 16.
Called up for the first time in the France team last March, Christopher Nkunku gave up the World Cup in Qatar due to a left knee injury. A real blow for the one who was voted best Bundesliga player last season (35 goals, 20 assists in 52 games in all competitions). His start to the season was at the same level (17 goals, 4 assists in 23 games) before this injury which occurred at Clairefontaire the day before leaving for Qatar.