Chelsea have already reached ‘agreement’ for Christopher Nkunku
Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/chelsea-fc”>Chelsea have already begun to back CBS Sports have claimed that there is a club-to-club agreement in place between Chelsea and Bundesliga, with Chelsea at one stage said to have agreed a deal for the Leipzig star but delayed the transfer until the summer of 2023.
Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/world-cup-2022″>World Cup. Nkunku was originally named in Didier Deschamps’ squad in Qatar but he was forced to withdraw due to an injury he sustained in training while the national team was preparing for their first game against Australia.
Chelsea will have enjoyed the opportunity to have their new signing play against the elite of the world and continue their development. However, there was a possibility that he impressed on a bigger stage and other clubs expressed an interest.
Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/brighton-hove-albion-fc”>Brighton man may opt to play Nkunku as a central striker as he has not settled on either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Armando Broja. Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/mason-mount”>Mason Mount, as part of a box midfield he often employed at the Seagulls in a 3-4-2-1 shape.
Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/raheem-sterling”>Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic have both been used in the unorthodox role that sees the wide men play closer to wingers while Chelsea defended with a back three.
Nkunku could play that wingback role, despite never having played there in his career. Potter previously made Leandro Trossard a wingback at Brighton.