CHELSEA’s deal to sign RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku is “signed” and “sealed”, according to reports.
The 25-year-old is expected to link up with his new team-mates in July and will cost the Blues £53m.Chelsea look set to win the race to sign Christopher Nkunku[/caption]
Chelsea have been hoping to conclude a deal for the Frenchman for some time, with SunSport exclusively reporting in September of a “secret” medical.
Nkunku underwent a the examination earlier that month with a view to signing for the Blues in 2023.
And guru Fabrizio Romano has now given the transfer his “Here We Go” approval.
The Italian journalist said: “Christopher Nkunku deal, signed and sealed — here we go now confirmed.
“All documents and contracts are also signed, it’s 100% close.
“#CFC French striker can be considered new Chelsea player, starting from July 2023.
“It’s all signed/sealed with RB Leipzig and player side.”
Nkunku is currently out injured after missing the World Cup due to a leg problem sustained in training ahead of the tournament.
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But the forward is expected to return in the second half of the Bundesliga season, where he’ll be hoping to continue his fine form.
Prior to the break, the France international had scored 17 goals and registered four assists in 24 outings.
He’ll have to go some way to beat his tally of 55 goal contributions from last term, but he’s well on track.
Nkunku will become Graham Potter’s first signing as Chelsea manager.