Christopher Nkunku signs Chelsea contract to complete £53m transfer

March 14, 2023

RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku will become a Chelsea player on July 1st after signing his contract with the Blues.

Despite spending £600m since Todd Boehly took charge just nine months ago, Chelsea are outsiders for Champions League qualification.

Nkunku has emerged as one of Europe’s most promising playmakers during his time with Leipzig, who he joined from boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain in 2019.

But, despite interest from PSG, Manchester United and Liverpool, Chelsea have won the race to sign Nkunku.

The Frenchman completed medical checks with the club at the end of 2022 and Fabrizio Romano says the playmaker has now signed his Chelsea contract.

Nkunku will officially become a Chelsea player at the start of July and Potter will hope that he forms a crucial part of a new-look forward line.

Chelsea will consider signing Joao Felix on a permanent basis if the forward is available for the right price, while the likes of Christian Pulisic, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Hakim Ziyech will all leave.

Potter is keen on signing another midfielder, particularly with doubts over N’Golo Kante’s future at the club.

A top class centre forward is also a priority, with Chelsea expected to sell Romelu Lukaku on a permanent basis.