£52m star finally agreed to join Chelsea as Blues working on £77m signing -report

Christopher Nkunku has already signed a pre-contract agreement with Chelsea and will move to Stamford Bridge next summer – it has been claimed in the media. 

Graham Potter has signed a five-year deal at Chelsea after the club decided to get rid of German boss Thomas Tuchel after an indifferent start to the new season.

The former Brighton boss has reportedly been assured by owner Todd Boehly that he will be given plenty of time to implement his plans for the role.

And that has led to speculation in the media that Chelsea have been keen to secure the services of Nkunku after failing to sign the attacker during the summer transfer window – despite numerous offers.

But now it seems that Chelsea have agreed to bring the player to the Premier League after it was claimed that he has signed a pre-contract agreement with the Blues.

According to The Athletic, Chelsea have agreed to pay far in excess of that figure now in order to beat off competition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs and already have a full agreement in place with the player.

As part of the arrangement, Chelsea have committed to paying Leipzig a price in excess of the £52.7million release clause that becomes active next summer.

The 24-year-old was one of the standout stars in the Bundesliga last season, netting 20 goals and laying on 13 assists, while he has already notched six times in the 2022/23 campaign.

It has been claimed that Chelsea are now working on a deal to sign Josko Gvardiol after agreeing to sign Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig.

Nkunku was one of the standout stars in the Bundesliga last season, netting 20 goals and laying on 13 assists, while he has already notched six times in the 2022/23 campaign.

And According to The Athletic, Chelsea have agreed to pay far in excess of £45 now in order to beat off competition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs and already have a full agreement in place with the player.

As part of the arrangement, Chelsea have committed to paying Leipzig a price in excess of the £52.7million release clause that becomes active next summer.

And now the Telegraph has claimed that Chelsea are now keen to bring his team-mate Gvardiol to the club – and are already working on an agreement in a bid to beat off their transfer rivals.

Although the Blues spent big to sign Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer, there are still concerns over the defence particularly with Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta in the twilights of their careers.

Gvardiol would be a more natural fit in the left-sided centre-back role – with Graham Potter preferring a back three formations just like predecessor Thomas Tuchel – and would inject more young blood into the back-line.

 

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