AC Milan believe that Chelsea’s signing of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig could well end their pursuit of Rafael Leao, according to a report.
SportMediaset confirm that Nkunku will sign for Chelsea in July 2023 with just the official announcement missing. The Frenchman missed the World Cup due to injury but is the top scorer in the current Bundesliga season with 12 goals in 15 games.
The figure Chelsea will pay is unknown but it has been widely reported to be €60-70m, and in doing so the Blues have landed a versatile forward who can play as a winger and as a centre-forward.
The report adds that in terms of characteristics, Nkunku is also similar to Rafael Leao, the other name linked with Chelsea in the last few weeks. The Rossoneri management therefore remain calm and also optimistic that in the end an agreement on a new contract will be found in some way.
It is unlikely that Chelsea will want to invest another €100-120, – the figure requested by Milan – for a role in which they covered with Nkunku via a big investment.