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Chelsea settle on Nkunku method of payment with RB Leipzig

Chelsea are just a signature away from landing RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku.

The deal is now one step closer after Chelsea struck agreement with RB Leipzig for a £52million fee, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Blues have also agreed on how the payments of the deal will be structured, with clauses in place to make the payments for the deal easier.

Romano adds a long-term deal is prepared to be signed from June 2023, with just the contract to be penned before the transfer is finalised.

Chelsea are also lining up a deal for team-mate Josko Gvardiol despite seeing an £80m bid rejected last summer.

Nkunku missed out on the World Cup after picking up an injury in France training just days before the tournament began.

And in an additional blow to the Bundesliga Player of the Year, he will certainly be out until the New Year and may even need surgery after it was revealed he suffered ligament damage in his ankle.

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