Christopher Nkunku confirms transfer interest amid Manchester United and Chelsea links

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RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku has confirmed there are a number of top clubs interested in signing him this summer.

The French international enjoyed a wonderful season in Germany, scoring 35 goals and registering 25 assists in 51 appearances across all competitions.

Like so many of Paris Saint-Germain’s academy products, the 24-year-old found it difficult to impose himself on first-team proceedings in the French capital and moved to Leipzig in 2019.

The Bundesliga side have precedent in developing young players before selling them at a huge profit, having done so with Timo Werner, Naby Keita and Dayot Upamecano over the years.

Nkunku, linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea, has been touted as the latest player to leave the club after such a prolific season.

Thomas Tuchel has called for attacking reinforcement this summer and has targeted a move for the player.

A return to PSG has also been suggested as a possible outcome and while the forward did admit such interest was “flattering” he also spoke of his happiness at Leipzig.

Speaking to Telefoot, Nkunku said: “It’s no secret there are clubs that are interested in me. Yes, it’s flattering. But it’s also flattering to have a club like Leipzig doing everything to keep me.

“Here, we will have to think carefully and make a good decision. The World Cup is coming to life and this is a parameter to be taken into account.

“Like I said, you just have to think it through.”

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