‘We Won’t Let Him Leave’: Bundesliga Giants Issue Chelsea No-chance Statement On Signing £62m Forward This Summer

RB Leipzig’s Chief Executive Officer has pretty much ruled out the transfer of Christopher Nkunku to Chelsea this summer.

Oliver Mintzlaff told SPORT1 that the German side had no intention of selling their prized possession in the next window.

As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Mintzlaff warned off all of Nkunku’s suitors by saying: “We have clearly discussed it internally: we won’t let Nkunku leave this summer, we told him and his agent”.

Romano then went on to say Leipzig are attempting to extend the 24-year-old’s contract beyond its expiration in 2024.

This, combined with Mintzalff’s declaration, might be difficult for many of Europe’s top clubs to digest.

Nkunku has become one of the game’s hottest properties, following a truly exceptional season for the Bundesliga team.

The attacker has scored 34 times across all competitions, adding another 20 assists as well.

He truly got the ball rolling by scoring a hattrick against Manchester City on matchday one of the Champions League.

Understandably, such terrific numbers have raised the player’s profile and thus the interest in his signature.

Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Real Madrid have all reportedly shown intrigue towards Nkunku.

Chelsea too apparently like the look of Leipzig’s chief marksmen, with scouts even sent to see him live recently.

Thomas Tuchel has a certain familiarity with free-scoring forward, following their relatively brief partnership at Paris Saint-Germain.

Nkunku departed the Parc de Princes in 2019, joining Leipzig for around £11m (Bulinews).

His stock has certainly risen since leaving PSG, with Bild claiming he could now cost £62m.

Those who provide the goals generally cost the most in football, so some in need of Nkunku’s productivity might be willing to splash the cash.

Not naming any names, but Chelsea could definitely do with an efficient finisher to actually challenge for the Premier League next year.

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