Chelsea hopeful of finalising Christopher Nkunku transfer before World Cup

Chelsea are continuing to make progress in their pursuit of RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku and 90min understands the Blues are hopeful of confirming his signing before the World Cup kicks off next month.

90min confirmed in September that Nkunku underwent a medical with Chelsea officials during the summer with a view to a transfer in 2023, with Blues co-owner Todd Boehly already making a start on future transfer business.

Nkunku will have a £58m release clause in his contract next summer but Chelsea are reluctant to agree to pay that, given the whole fee must be paid upfront, and are…

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