Chelsea confident they’ve all but finalised major transfer that could be pushed forward to January

Chelsea are reportedly confident they have almost finalized the transfer of RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku, and a deal could be brought forward to January rather than wait until next summer.

Supposedly, the Blues could pay more than Nkunku’s £58m release clause to get Nkunku to Stamford Bridge earlier than initially expected, according to 90min.

Nkunku has shone in the Bundesliga and it makes sense that Chelsea would be keen to work with the France international as soon as possible as it could save their season.

Graham Potter’s side are struggling at the moment, having gone five Premier League games without a win, as well as suffering three consecutive defeats in all competitions.

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Goals have been one of Chelsea’s biggest problems, with the West Londoners managing just 17 league goals so far, giving them a zero goal difference and giving them a worse attacking record than the likes of Leeds. , Leicester City and Brentford.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling haven’t had the desired impact since joining this summer, while other recent signings like Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech have also been poor, while two other flops, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. , they left. in summer.

Nkunku could be a major upgrade if he can bring his form in Germany with him to England.

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