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Man United ‘in talks with Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku and set to make transfer offer next week’

Man United ‘in talks with Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku and set to make transfer offer next week’

Manchester United ‘in talks with Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku and set to make transfer offer next week’ as they look to beat Chelsea against the Frenchman this summer

  • Manchester United set to submit bid for Christopher Nkunku next week
  • 24-year-old Leipzig midfielder is among players wanted by Erik ten Hag
  • The star was named Bundesliga Player of the Season earlier this week
  • Nkunku has managed 54 goal contributions in 50 games in all competitions

Manchester United will submit a bid for Christopher Nkunku next week as they seek to beat Chelsea to the midfielder’s signature, according to reports.

United have been keeping tabs on the 24-year-old, who was named Bundesliga Player of the Season earlier this week, ahead of Erik ten Hag’s arrival.

Now that United’s new manager is firmly in place, the club are reportedly ready to make a formal offer for the Leipzig star.

Manchester United will submit a bid for Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku next week

Manchester United will submit a bid for Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku next week

According to Sky Sports GermanyNkunku’s representatives are ‘in touch’ with Manchester United over a possible deal this summer.

United are believed to be leading the race to sign the 24-year-old and an offer is ‘to be expected next week’.

However, Nkunku, who has 54 goals in 50 games in all competitions this season, is under contract with the club until 2024.

The 24-year-old Leipzig midfielder is among the players wanted by new manager Erik ten Hag

The 24-year-old Leipzig midfielder is among the players wanted by new manager Erik ten Hag

He has a staggering contribution of 54 goals in 50 games in all competitions this season

He has a staggering contribution of 54 goals in 50 games in all competitions this season

Nkunku caught the world’s attention by scoring a hat-trick against Manchester City in the Champions League in September 2021. He also scored against Bayern Munich, PSG and Borussia Dortmund.

The France international made headlines again on May 5, 2022, when he scored a sensational Rangers volley during Leipzig’s Europa League campaign.

As a result, the Red Devils are eager to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea to sign the Frenchman.

Chelsea have expressed interest in signing Nkunku as he prepares to live without Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and possibly Cesar Azpilicueta as well.

United are eager to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea until the Frenchman is signed

United are eager to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea until the Frenchman is signed

However, reports have said that RB Leipzig are unwilling to let Nkunku leave ‘under any circumstances this summer’.

Moreover, Nkunku doesn’t have an exit clause in his contract, which runs until 2024. As a result, Leipzig hold all the power regarding the 24-year-old’s future.

However, club chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff is happy to grant Nkunku an exit clause if he signs a new contract at Leipzig.

However, that would mean Nkunku would have to play for Leipzig for at least a year.

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