Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkonku in the January transfer window.
The striker has been ruled out of the World Cup after picking up an injury in training on the eve of the tournament, leaving him with a knee sprain.
Although that means he will miss out on the action in Qatar, it is not regarded as a serious issue enough to derail a move to West London.
Although Leipzig continue to dismiss talk of a move for him as just speculation, it seems behind the scenes most aspect of a £61 million deal between the two clubs have already been agreed.
Bringing in a forward to add more fire power to his shot shy team has been a top priority for Graham Potter, and he will be hoping that adding Nkonku’s goals to his team will help propel them up the Premier League table again.
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