Chelsea target Christopher Nkunku out for 10 weeks with knee injury?
Chelsea target Christopher Nkunku could be out of action for 10 weeks following his knee injury in France training.
The 24-year-old has been ruled out of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar after sustaining an injury earlier in the week.
The initial suggestions were that he could be out for a month, but Bild claim that the injury is now worse than feared.
The Frenchman has apparently suffered torn outer ligaments and this could keep him out of action for two and a half months.
The news will come as a huge blow for the Blues, considering they were aiming to sign him during the January window.
Nkunku has already undergone a medical and agreed personal terms. All that is left is for the clubs to finalise the transfer fee.
Chelsea were prepared to pay more than his €60m release clause in January, but may now have to rethink their transfer strategy.
It does not make sense to spend on an injured player.