Christopher Nkunku is set to sign for Chelsea in the coming days after the Blues agreed on a deal with RB Leipzig for more than €60 million.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed an imminent agreement between Chelsea and RB Leipzig for Christopher Nkunku. The 24-year-old attacker is set to sign a long-term deal with the Blues and join the club after the season ends.
Chelsea are set to end speculation regarding their plans with Christopher Nkunku and make the signing official in the coming days. The 24-year-old attacker is set to join in a big-money move from RB Leipzig, as the two clubs seemingly have agreed on the terms of the deal.
The rumours of Chelsea wanting Nkunku started in early October. Reports emerged about the two parties reaching a pre-contract agreement. While many media reports rubbished those suggestions, the two clubs did not make any statement to accept or deny the speculation.
While conflicting stories suggested, Nkunku probably wanted a move to Real Madrid. Those suggestions can now be disregarded as Chelsea are set to sign the 24-year-old attacker. According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal could be worth more than €60 million, as the player will join after the current season ends.
Chelsea are closing in on Christopher Nkunku deal. Medical already done as reported in September, agreement in place with Leipzig for more than €60m clause/easier payment terms. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Long term deal agreed starting from June 2023.
Time to sign contracts then… here we go. pic.twitter.com/ByZKO5vlb9
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 28, 2022
Nkunku is now set to sign his contract with Chelsea, marking an excellent coup for Todd Boehly and his budding project since buying the club.
Chelsea were keen on securing a deal before next summer, as there could have been complications with a release clause in Nkunku’s contract. The 24-year-old attacker signed a new deal before the season began, which included a €60 million exit clause.
Clubs will have to pay release clauses in full when it’s triggered. Chelsea wanted to spread the payment across several instalments. They might have agreed to pay more than his €60 million release clause and have now secured their primary attacking target ahead of next season.
They could use the January window to bring in players who fit in with the likes of Nkunku. Chelsea have several ideas for the next window, but Boehly will be pleased with their efforts to seal the signing of the 24-year-old attacker.