Sporting director confirms £53million attacker is joining Chelsea

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RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl has confirmed RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku is joining Chelsea in the summer.

Nkunku has developed into one of the most sought-after players in Europe in his time in Germany, scoring 35 goals across all competitions last year before adding 17 in just 23 games this season.

Reports emerged late year claiming Chelsea have reached an agreement with the German club to sign Nkunku, with the 25 year old moving to Stamford Bridge next summer.

“The signs are very, very clear that he’s moving to Chelsea,” RB Lepizig sporting director Max Eberl told BILD.