Chelsea have pre-agreement to sign Christopher Nkunku
Chelsea have finalised a pre-agreement to sign Christopher Nkunku next summer, according to journalist David Ornstein.
The Blues are long-term admirers of the France international and earlier this summer, the Frenchman had a secret medical with them.
It is now reported that they have agreed to sign the RB Leipzig star. His €60m release clause becomes active next summer, but the Blues will pay more.
The west London giants have been pro-active since Todd Boehly became their owner and they are looking into young signings for long-term success.
Nkunku at 24 is a wonderful acquisition for the Blues and the club also appear determined on prising away his Leipzig teammate Josko Gvardiol.
They were unsuccessful in negotiating a pre-agreement for the Croatian last month, but are expected to try again, according to The Telegraph.
Chelsea recently returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-1 comeback triumph over London rivals Crystal Palace on the road.
They will be in Champions League action against AC Milan in midweek.