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Chelsea have agreed deal to sign French star

Chelsea have agreed deal to sign French star

Christopher Nkunku news

Nkunku to join Chelsea next summer

Chelsea have already agreed the transfer of RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku, according to L'Equipe.

The Frenchman is currently out injured for a number of weeks and he may not return to action until February next year.

Amidst this, it is reported that the Blues have already agreed a deal with Leipzig. They will sign Nkunku in the summer.

Nkunku had a medical with the Blues in September and reports claim that he will formally join them from next season.

Chelsea have the option of signing him in advance for a higher fee, but that appears unlikely after his latest injury blow.

The 25-year-old had to withdraw from France's World Cup squad as a result. He will be a big loss for Didier Deschamps.

Nkunku currently has a release clause of £52m that becomes active in June 2023. Chelsea plan to pay a similar sum.

Instead of activating the buy-out clause, they are expected to pay the same transfer fee over a number of campaigns.