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Chelsea transfer news: Blues plot Christopher Nkunku move as double departure draws closer | Football | Sport

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Chelsea will probably be certainly one of several clubs in contention to sign Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig next summer, in accordance with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. The Blues are set to throw their hat into the ring for the highly-rated France international forward, who won the Bundesliga Player of the 12 months award last season.

Nkunku hit 35 goals and registered 20 assists in all competitions last term and his numbers were amongst the perfect in world football.

Now he looks certain to make Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad for Qatar as his value continues to extend in east Germany with Leipzig.

In June, the versatile forward put pen to paper on a recent two-year contract extension with the Bundesliga club that can keep him with Leipzig until 2026.

Nonetheless, Romano is anticipating an auction next summer when Nkunku could move onto pastures recent.

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Nonetheless, Romano is anticipating an auction next summer when Nkunku could move onto pastures recent.

Two players are already edging closer to the exit door in the shape of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech.

Each were unhappy with their lack of playing time under Thomas Tuchel before Potter arrived in west London, as they consider moves elsewhere.

Pulisic has been open about his frustrations after Manchester United and Newcastle explored summer moves for his services.

Ziyech was also the topic of interest from AC Milan however the move didn’t materialise.

Should Chelsea proceed to shake up their attacking options, Pulisic and Ziyech look most certainly to depart.

The pair have didn’t perform at their maximum – very similar to Timo Werner – and will now be shown the door.

Callum Hudson-Odoi had also been facing an uncertain future at Chelsea after being loaned to Bayer Leverkusen but Potter is known to be an enormous fan of his talent, meaning he’s prone to stay on the club long-term.

Having spent masses of money on improving their defence – including the £138million double capture of Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana – the Blues are actually expected to focus their efforts on improving their frontline in upcoming transfer windows.

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