What Christopher Nkunku has said on Chelsea transfer as deal 'confirmed' ahead of 2023 move

Christopher Nkunku has been “confirmed” as a new Chelsea player after signing a deal for 2023, with the RB Leipzig star set to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Chelsea have “confirmed” a deal for RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku in 2023, according to reports from transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. The Frenchman is said to have signed his contract with the Blues, sealing the deal that should consider him as a “new Chelsea player”.

Nkunku won’t be joining in January though, despite some claims that he could after a season-ending injury to young striker Armando Broja earlier this month. Instead, the striker will join in the summer as planned, though the club are yet to release an official statement on the arrival.

It seems it’ll only be a matter of time though, with hopes that the 25-year-old can replicate his form during his time in the Bundesliga. Just this season the forward has 14 goal involvements in 15 league appearances as well as three goals in six during the Champions League group stages.

Nkunku was looking to transfer that into the World Cup with France, but a knee ligament tear meant that his tournament was over before it had even begun. Focus then switched to recovery, however it appears as though the time has also allowed for a decision to be made on the final details over the transfer to Chelsea.

The deal has been rather mooted from Nkunku, who has rarely spoken about the Blues, however earlier this year he did discuss the transfer interest. Speaking with Telefoot, via GFFN, he said: “It’s no secret. There are clubs interested in me. Yes it’s flattering, but it’s also flattering to have a club like Leipzig do everything to keep me as well.”

Paris Saint-Germain were in with a shout of landing him too, though it was a similar response when asked about a return to the club: “I’ll have to reflect well and make a decision. The World Cup is on the way and that’s another factor to take into account. [On what he would do if PSG came knocking] Like I’ve said, I’ll simply have to reflect on it..”

While there still remains to be the first quotes from the striker after an announcement of his move to Stamford Bridge, it seems as though it could be close.


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