Chelsea in pole position to sign 25-year-old Bundesliga forward

Chelsea are the frontrunner for the signature of Christopher Nkunku. Previous reports suggested the London giants had already brokered a deal with RB Leipzig, which may still have some truth to the story. The Blues wants to get ahead of the queue and bring France international to Stamford Bridge.

Nkunku is a footballer many teams crave in the current market. Christopher’s display last campaign attracted the interest of top sides, but he remained with the Bundesliga giants and signed a new contract. The new contract reportedly has a release clause of over £52m, although it will be active next summer.

At that price tag, many teams will join the battle for the 24-year-old attacker, which the Blues may not want. Chelsea looked to add him in the summer but failed in their efforts to convince the German club. The new contract provides them with a chance to bring him, but things could get complicated if other big teams attempt an approach.

Signing the French attacker would be a major coup for the London club and new owner Todd Boehly in their pursuit of building a competitive team for years to come. The Frenchman would flourish further in the London club’s system and under Graham Potter.

Christopher makes them stronger next campaign, capable of mounting a title challenge with Man City and Liverpool. Furthermore, Nkunku will be able to cement a place in the side for years to come and become their main attacking threat in an exciting team of professionals.