Chelsea are close to signing Christopher Nkunku after reaching an agreement on the transfer cost and the framework of the deal, according to reports.
Nkunku, 25, has been linked with a move to Chelsea and is claimed to have already had a secret medical ahead of a move next summer.
That deal is now one step closer after Chelsea struck a deal with RB Leipzig for a £52million fee, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Blues have also agreed on how the deal’s payments will be structured, with conditions in place to make the payments easier.
Romano adds that a long-term agreement is ready to be inked beginning in June 2023, with only the contract remaining to be signed before the agreement is finalized.
Chelsea are reportedly planning a move for teammate Josko Gvardiol, despite having an £80 million bid turned down last summer.
Nkunku missed the World Cup after suffering an injury while training in France only days before the competition began.
In addition, the Bundesliga Player of the Year will almost certainly be out until the New Year and may even require surgery after ligament damage in his ankle was discovered.
The injury occurred as a result of a late challenge with Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
Prior to the injury, Nkunku was on
The former Paris Saint-Germain ace had netted 17 goals and added four assists in 23 games in all competitions this season.
This echoed his incredible form last season when he contributed to 55 goals in 52 games.