RB Leipzig (opens in a new tab) striker Christopher Nkunku said to be ‘satisfied’ with Chelsea transfer offer (opens in a new tab)who would be the favorites to sign him next summer.
The Blues made two big attacking additions in the last transfer window in Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but Nkunku was also linked to move to Stamford Bridge (opens in a new tab).
And the two-time European champions appear to have stepped up their pursuit of France (opens in a new tab) international, who allegedly underwent a private medical examination in Germany (opens in a new tab).
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano – writing in his Daily briefing for Caught offside (opens in a new tab) Sunday – Chelsea have tabled an offer that satisfies Nkunku’s satisfaction.
The 24-year-old – who joined Leipzig from hometown club PSG (opens in a new tab) three years ago – is currently valued at £72million by Transfer market (opens in a new tab).
Nkunku scored 35 goals in all competitions last season as Leipzig finished fourth in the Bundesliga and won the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) – where they equalized in the final – for the first time ever.
He ended a five-game drought on Saturday as Leipzig beat Bochum 4-0 (Timo Werner, who left Chelsea to join the Red Bulls last month, scored the other two goals).
In the last international break before the World Cup, Nkunku earned his seventh and eighth caps for France, coming off the bench as the Blues beat Austria and then lost to Denmark. (opens in a new tab) in the Nations League.
Although he has shown great goalscoring prowess at club level, he is yet to find the net for his country.
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