Christopher Nkunku breaks silence on Chelsea’s £77m transfer decision as Todd Boehly prepares bid

Christopher Nkunku has revealed his future after becoming one of the hottest players ahead of the upcoming transfer window. The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this term after an incredibly fruitful season at RB Leipzig.

The France international has played 51 times for Germany this season, directly contributing to 55 goals. His impressive performances have attracted the attention of several top-flight European sides, including the west Londoners who have expressed interest.

Chelsea remain interested in the striker ahead of the summer transfer window. football.london understands. Nkunku has been scouted by the Blues this season and Thomas Tuchel’s side could try to make a move for him this summer.

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According to French publication L’Equipe, Chelsea could be the first club to bid for the striker, with Todd Boehly keen to arm the Blues with enough firepower to take on Manchester City and Liverpool. The new ownership group consortium, which completed a £4.25billion deal to buy the west London club last week, is expected to be “pushing for A-list signings” to usher in a new era at Stamford, according to MailOnline to ring in the bridge.

With Boehly keen to bolster Tuchel’s side, The Telegraph reports that Chelsea will receive a £200million war chest after player sales are factored in. However, it is understood that Nkunku, whose contract with RB Leipzig still has two years left, is in talks with the German side about a new deal.

In an interview with French TV network Telefoot this weekend, as quoted by GFFN, the coveted striker broke his silence on his next move. Nkunku said, “It’s no secret. There are clubs that are interested in me. Yes, it’s flattering, but it’s also flattering that a club like Leipzig is doing everything to keep me.

“I have to think carefully and make a decision. The World Cup is coming up and that’s another factor I have to take into account.”

Nkunku, who previously confessed his desire to one day return to Paris Saint-German – his childhood club – was then asked what he would do if the French giants came his way. He replied, “Like I said, I just have to think about it.”

But regardless of being able to sign the £77million-rated striker, Tuchel is keen to be rebuilt at Chelsea this summer. Speak with football.londonsaid the blues boss: “We are rebuilding, not improving the squad. We’re reconstructing. It’s always a challenge, but we rise to the challenge.

“I don’t know where we are from day one. What I can promise is that I will be here – if I can promise that – I will be here full of energy and positive energy no matter what. We always will still work for Chelsea and I refuse to think of negative scenarios: we will be competitive, at what level we will see.

“How the delay and the sanctions will affect us is a risk. It will be very difficult to make up for the disadvantage given the situation of the other two teams: City and Liverpool, who are already improving the squad and putting one in.” Benchmark after benchmark in all aspects of the game.”

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