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Chelsea agree second Graham Potter signing with deal ‘signed and sealed’

The Blues continue to be active in the January transfer window

Chelsea have reached an agreement to make RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku Graham Potter’s second Chelsea signing since taking charge in September, it has been announced.

The deal, which was widely assumed to have been completed after the Frenchman underwent a medical in the summer, has now been “signed and sealed”, as per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, meaning that the forward “can be considered new Chelsea player, starting from July 2023″.

Nkunku caught the eye with his fine form last season, netting 20 and grabbing 15 assists for Leipzig in the Bundesliga, and has continued in similar vein this campaign, with 12 goals and 2 assists in 15 outings so far in the German top flight this campaign.

The Frenchman was in line to play at the World Cup, only to be forced to withdraw with an injury picked up in training before the tournament began, and he is expected to be sidelined until February after knee surgery.

However, he will be fit again come the end of the campaign, and will represent yet another big addition under the new ownership of Todd Boehly, following a record-breaking summer last transfer window, in which Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all joined the club.

He becomes the second addition under Graham Potter, with David Datro Fofana having also reached an agreement to join the club from Norweigian outfit Molde in January. The 19-year-old striker, who scored 15 times in 24 Norweigian top-flight outings, is making the switch for a fee in excess of 10m euros.

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