Chelsea target signs new deal with €60m release clause

Reported Chelsea target Cristopher Nkunku has signed a new deal at RB Leipzig until 2026.

The winger was one of the most in demand attacking players in Europe this season after an exceptional campaign in the Bundesliga, putting up some amazing numbers.

But Leipzig have been able to persuade him he’s best suited by staying put and playing in that positive environment for at least one more year. The new deal has a €60m release clause in it which is active from next year.

That allows him an easy escape route in a year’s time, but also guarantees Leipzig a tidy fee if he does go. That clause could yet climb higher if Nkunku does well over the next 12 months, and there will be no shortage of clubs with their eyes on his development.

It all but rules out a move this summer however, meaning Chelsea must go back to the drawing board in their hunt for new attacking talent.