An insight into Chelsea’s stance on signing Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig has been provided over the weekend.
Nkunku has been linked with many Premier League clubs over the course of the current season, with Chelsea one of the teams most heavily touted.
Now, football.london report that the Blues have watched Nkunku's progress over the past couple of seasons amid a long-term interest in his signature.
However, it is added that no decision will be taken on a move for the French star until after the club's takeover is completed.
Given the impressive nature of Nkunku’s season to date, Chelsea’s takeover may see the west Londoners miss out on the attacker, as there are sure to be many, many suitors of his services this summer.
And it is easy to see why when you look at Nkunku’s stats for 2021/22 so far.
The 24-year-old is naturally a central attacking midfielder. However, he has played in a number of positions this term, including up front in a two.
His most prominent role, though, has come as an attacking midfielder in a front three – much like the role which Mason Mount often takes up for Chelsea.
This has seen Nkunku score a staggering 30 goals and provide 20 assists in 46 games across all competitions this term.
Such impressive production is no doubt set to see Nkunku, who is under contract until 2024, command a mammoth transfer sum when RB Leipzig do eventually opt to sell him.
And though Chelsea boast a long-standing interest in the gifted attacker, they may be wary of spending big on a player who has impressed for Leipzig, after Timo Werner posted similar numbers to Nkunku before largely flopping in England.