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Is Christopher Nkunku joining Chelsea? RB Leipzig star’s Premier League move awaiting confirmation after pre-contract deal agreed

Christopher Nkunku is one of Europe’s most-wanted players after his incredible performances over the last two seasons. 

Nkunku has scored 32 and assisted 14 more in only 52 games in the Bundesliga while also scoring 10 goals in 13 games in the Champions League for RB Leipzig since 2021.


Nkunku has had an incredible couple of years with Leipzig

The Frenchman put up great numbers last term and he has posted impressive stats again this campaign, even while spending plenty of time on the sidelines with injuries. 

His performances led to interest from many teams around Europe including Manchester United, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain. 

But it was big-spending Chelsea who were able to strike a deal for Nkunku and they are now awaiting his arrival. 

Is Christopher Nkunku joining Chelsea? 

Nkunku will be joining Chelsea this summer. 

The 25-year-old has already agreed a pre-contract deal with the Blues ahead of a move to the Premier League. 

The deal is reported to be worth over £50million as Todd Boehly continues his incredible spending at the club. 

Nkunku will become a Chelsea player on July 1 once his move goes through

Nkunku will become a Chelsea player on July 1 once his move goes through

Chelsea are yet to formally announce the transfer but it is widely reported that the deal will be completed at the end of the season. 

The lack of confirmation had led to concerns over the deal but Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl told German outlet BILD: “The signs are very, very clear that he’s moving to Chelsea.”

A potential issue for the Blues is that Nkunku has had injury issues since before the World Cup after a ligament injury saw him miss out on the tournament in Qatar. 

He made his return to action recently but has now picked up another knock that will force him to sit out of Leipzig’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash against Manchester City. 

So Chelsea will have their fingers crossed that Nkunku will be fully fit when his transfer to the Premier League is confirmed.

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