Graham Potter is implementing his January acquisition strategies at Chelsea.
Graham Potter is already receiving support from Chelsea during the transfer window as the Blues manager looks to strengthen the team he currently has at his disposal.
Todd Boehly, co-owner, and acting sporting director spent more than £200 million during his first transfer window after taking over at Stamford Bridge, and he plans to keep splurging.
According to CBS Sports, Chelsea and RB Leipzig have a club-to-club agreement in place for Christopher Nkunku to transfer to the Premier League for somewhere around £60 million.
Due to his success and goal-scoring prowess in the Bundesliga, the Frenchman has been the subject of numerous transfer rumors. Chelsea was rumored to have once reached an agreement to sign the Leipzig star but postponed the transfer until the summer of 2023.
However, the deal appears to be going through even though Chelsea will feel conflicted about Nkunku representing France at the World Cup.
He was selected for Didier Deschamps’ squad in Qatar but was forced to leave after suffering an injury in practice as the team was getting ready for their opening match against Australia.
Although there was a chance he might have impressed on the biggest stage and other clubs increased their interest, Chelsea will have relished the opportunity for their newest signing to compete against and among the world’s elite and continue the 25-year-development. old’s
With only a broad agreement, there is a chance that a final fee or the structure of that fee has not yet been decided, and should there be interest from a fellow Premier League team (Manchester United has been mentioned in the past), that fee may have increased.
Nkunku, who can play wide, in an attacking midfield position, and upfront, will be a talented and adaptable addition to Potter’s squad at Stamford Bridge. Last season, he led Leipzig with 20 goals and 13 assists in the Bundesliga. This year, he has continued his impressive scoring pace with 12 goals in 14 games played.