Chelsea are set to battle for RB Leipzig’s attacking midfielder Christopher Ngunku. Who has been in excellent form and scoring early this season.
The Sun reports that Nkunku has attracted interest from several of Europe’s biggest clubs. One of them is Chelsea, where head coach Thomas Tuchel knows the French midfielder’s pace.
Ngunku has made a great start to the season, scoring four goals and providing two assists in his first six Bundesliga games. And a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League group stage, the first match where RB Leipzig lost 3-6 to Manchester City.
The report states that Chelsea have contacted RB Leipzig to inquire about the possibility of signing Nkunku, with the aim of bringing the 23-year-old attacking midfielder back to Tuchel. They worked together at Paris Saint-Germain in the 2018-19 season.
Nkunku has previously attract interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid. So it is expect that a major tussle will take place. With Chelsea next summer, with Pini Zahawi. The player’s agent confirmed to Foot Mercato that talks with the three clubs actually took place.
It is expect that if the offer is satisfactory, RB Leipzig will not hinder the transfer. As with many of the stars that have been sold before, Ngunku has a contract with the team until 2024.