Chelsea are close to finalising a deal for RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku, according to 90min.
The report also adds that the Blues have reached an agreement with RB Leipzig to pay more than Nkunku’s £58millon release clause, which is only active in summer, to win the race for his signature and allow the payment to made in installments.
Talks are now on between Chelsea and RB Leipzig over whether the Frenchman will join in January or the summer, with the latter more likely as it stands.
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Graham Potter has revealed four things Chelsea must do during the World Cup break to bounce back from our poor form.
According to Potter, Chelsea must reset, regroup, re-energise and start again.
“I think it will be beneficial,” Potter said, speaking about the World Cup break.
“We will have a lot of players away so we have not got too many to work with but at the same time, we all need a change in environment and that will be helpful.
“We have to use it as that. We have to think about it as a positive in that regard. There are a lot of games to go, there is a lot of football to be played, we need to reset, regroup, re-energise and start again.”