Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly given Chelsea the greenlight to sign 23 year old RB Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku.
According to Foot Mercato via The Sun, Chelsea have opened talks over a move for Nkunku but face competition from Man City and Real Madrid for the RB Leipzig midfielder.
Nkunku played under Thomas Tuchel at Paris Saint-Germain, prior to his 2019 move to Leipzig. Tuchel is keen on working with the French midfielder again following his massive development since joining RB Leipzig.
Nkunku has scored nine goals in just ten games in all competitions this season, including a scintillating hat-trick during the 6-3 Champions League loss at the hands of Manchester City.
The French midfielder’s agent Pini Zahavi, has confirmed he is in talks with Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid over a summer 2022 switch.
Nkunku is under contract at RB Leipzig until the end of the 2023-24 season.