Report: Christopher Nkunku to join Chelsea from RB Leipzig in 2023
RB Leipzig and France striker Christopher Nkunku is set for a move to Chelsea this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Nkunku, 25, missed the World Cup with torn knee ligaments but had scored 17 times with four assists in 23 appearances across all competitions for Leipzig early this season.
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He joined Leipzig from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019 for around $14 million and had a contract in Germany through 2026, so expect a hefty fee to be announced if and when the move is made public (Romano is generally spot on, especially when he goes so far as to say 100% closed).
Reports have claimed the price tag is anywhere from $64 million to $77 million.
The renovation of Chelsea’s attack continues with the move, which joins recent purchases Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling.
Aubameyang’s contract runs through the 2023-24, the same as Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount. Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz are signed through 2024-25, while Sterling’s goes to 2027-28 and Armando Broja’s the following season.