Christopher Nkunku is one of Europe’s most sought-after players ahead of the January transfer window, and Chelsea appears to be doing everything they can to win the race. Christopher Nkunku was heavily linked with a summer move to Chelsea, but nothing came of it. According to reports, the Blues are adamant about bringing the RB Leipzig star to Stamford Bridge as Todd Boehly looks to bolster the club’s frontline.
According to report, I understands that the west Londoners, who have a long-term interest in Nkunku, were considering a summer move for the France international but were put off by Bayern Munich’s €100 million (£87.6 million) asking price. Late in the season, the Frenchman signed a new contract with Red Bull.
However, it is believed that a release clause was inserted into his contract that will only become active next summer, implying that Nkunku could leave for much less. So, with that in mind, football.london has compiled all the information you need to know about the Leipzig star’s potential move to Chelsea…
Transfer decision made in early January
Chelsea have been linked with a number of strikers following Armando Broja’s major injury, which will keep the youngster out for the rest of the season. One option that has been floated is making a move for Christopher Nkunku in January rather than waiting until the summer.
However, according to Fabrizio Romano’s CaughtOffside column, the Blues are unlikely to do so and will instead wait until the summer.
Nkunku sustains an injury.
Nkunku sustained an injury and will miss the World Cup, according to the France national team. As a potential move to Chelsea approaches, he sprained his knee in training.
“Injured in training on Tuesday, Christopher Nkunku must withdraw from the World Cup,” Les Bleu said in a statement. The RB Leipzig striker left the training session early on Tuesday due to a left knee injury. Unfortunately, radiological examinations performed in the evening revealed that it was a sprain.
“Christopher Nkunku’s package was recorded by Didier Deschamps. Since the list was filed on Monday at 7 p.m., a medical file has been sent to FIFA, a regulatory requirement for the replacement of an injured player in the group.
Once FIFA has validated the medical file, the name of Christopher Nkunku’s replacement will be released.
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“The entire group sympathizes with Christopher and wishes him a speedy recovery.”
Real Madrid snatched a move.
According to El Nacional, the Frenchman would consider ignoring Blues interest in order to secure a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. According to this report, Nkunku wants to play with Vinicius Junior.