Nkunku has had Chelsea medical ahead 2023 move


Chelsea have reportedly already taken steps to plan for the potential transfer of RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku in 2023.
On the back of contributing 35 goals and 20 assists during the 2021-22 campaign, the France international was naturally linked with a move to a bigger club.
The Blues were among a wide array of teams said to be monitoring the situation, joining the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid.
However, the 24-year-old eventually opted to pen a new long-term contract with RB Leipzig, extending his stay at the Bundesliga side until 2026.
That appeared to ensure that Nkunku would spend the foreseeable future at his current club, who had also strengthened their position when it came to generating a bigger transfer fee for his signature.
Nevertheless, according to The Telegraph, Chelsea have already started the process of trying to sign Nkunku during the 2023 summer transfer window.
The report claims that the former Paris Saint-Germain man has already had ‘a secret medical’ with the Premier League giants ahead of possibly moving to Stamford Bridge next year.
Reporter Matt Law says that although the 2021 Champions League winners are now the clear favourites to win any race for Nkunku’s services, a transfer is not a foregone conclusion.
Chelsea would also need to meet Nkunku’s €60m (£52.7m) release clause unless Leipzig are willing to negotiate a different proposal.