Fabrizio Romano: Chelsea Could Make Move for 53-Goal Forward ‘With No Weaknesses’ in 2023 Summer Window

Christopher Nkunku

Chelsea are likely to keep an eye on RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku as one of the major transfer targets for the 2023 summer transfer window, confirms Fabrizio Romano. The Blues were interested in a move for the Frenchman in the recent transfer window, but the Bundesliga club refused to sell him.

Chelsea Could Consider Christopher Nkunku Signing Next Year

Attacking Options

After signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on deadline day, Graham Potter’s side have quit their search for a new striker. With Romelu Lukaku also set to return from his loan spell at Inter Milan next year, the London side are planning to sign more creative, efficient wingers in the next summer window than new centre-forwards.

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Romano adds that Chelsea’s chase for Nkunku could be “one to watch” next year and that the Premier League side will be one of the sides vying for his acquisition. They’ve been very attentive to his development over the last few seasons and are also keeping an eye on how he is performing. The Blues are yet to make a decision on the “next step” for him but realise that the France international will be a major transfer target for many clubs next summer.

Nkunku’s Impressive Development in Recent Years

A graduate of the Paris Saint-Germain youth academy, the 24-year-old has made major waves in Europe with his impressive performances for RB Leipzig. He’s scored 53 goals and provided 48 assists in 147 appearances for the German side, which also included 35 goals and 20 assists – helping him win the 2021/22 Bundesliga Player of the Season award.

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Nkunku can play in a variety of roles in the attack, including in either wing, as a no.10 or even as a number nine if needed. The 24-year-old has earned a lot of praise over the years, with current Leeds United manager Jesse Marsh claiming “he has no weaknesses” when he still worked with Nkunku at Leipzig in 2021. The Frenchman’s contract expires in 2026, which would mean Chelsea or any other interested sides would have to shell out a major fee to sign him next year.