Chelsea transfer for €60m forward may be done before World Cup

Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

A report from Germany claims that a deal for Chelsea to sign a €60million-rated forward may be completed before the 2022 World Cup. Will Christopher Nkunku be a good addition at Stamford Bridge?

On Wednesday, Sport Witness carried a story from SportBild claiming that Blues chairman Todd Boehly was rendezvousing with Oliver Mintzlaff, the CEO of RB Leipzig and a man charged with overseeing the Red Bull ‘soccer’. In the summer, the German secured the return of former CFC forward Timo Werner, and apparently made an alliance with the American during that time. Now the two occasionally meet for coffee.

Significantly, the west London outfit could now create leverage or priority regarding two impressive Leipzig stars they covet: Christopher Nkunku and Josko Gvardiol. Of course, Boehly did not manage to sign either of the Red Bulls whilst the previous transfer window was active.

Nkunku along with Gvardiol both put pen to paper extending their respective time with RBL. This extinguished attentiveness from Chels’ – briefly. But it appears Boehly is now back with a fresh desire for talent from Germany, say the outlet. I have said before that I advocate CFC capturing the quality duo, especially Nkunku.

Notably, Chelsea are said to be already ‘fixing the deal for the attacker’, which is on the ‘home stretch’. The Frenchman has a release clause of €60million, with foreign clubs permitted to bid at the end of the current campaign. He might even sign for the Blues prior to the World Cup, before joining next year.

New gossip states N’golo Kante wants to stay at Chelsea

It was recently reported that France World Cup winner Kante doesn’t expect his demands to be met in order to extend his contract and remain a Blue. In addition to that, it was suggested that he wished to stay in the English capital; free transfers to other London clubs were not ruled out.

However, hearsay now claims that the former Leicester City man’s preference is to be at Stamford Bridge for longer than his deal’s 2023 expiration date. French superclub Paris Saint-Germain are apparently an interested party, with others, should Kante run down his current agreement. Although, the famous footballer still desires a fairly long-term commitment with CFC.