Update on how Nkunku's injury will impact his potential Chelsea transfer

Journalist gives update on how Nkunku’s potential move to Chelsea has been affected by World Cup ending injury

Journalist Simon Phillips has claimed on his Substack that Christopher Nkunku’s injury is currently not having an effect on Chelsea’s attempts to sign him.

The France international has been ruled out of the World Cup in the week leading up to the competition, after an injury suffered in training.

The news will no doubt be heartbreak to the RB Leipzig man, with the opportunity to impress on the big stage slipping away from him.

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The tournament posed the opportunity for Nkunku to prove what he has been doing over the last 18 months is something that can be replicated in front of a worldwide audience.

Chelsea fans may have been hoping to see the talents of a player they are hopeful their club will complete a deal for in the coming months.

Nkunku injury not expected to effect Chelsea transfer

After making attempts to sign him in the summer, the transfer window ended with the Blues holding a secret medical in order to beat rival clubs to him at a future opportunity.

While reports have claimed that the deal is close to being completed, there may have been fears that the potential of a successful deal was in jeopardy.

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However, Phillips has claimed that sources suggest things should still carry on as planned in terms of a move to Stamford Bridge.

He said: “Sources have told me early on that they don’t expect the injury to have any effect on us buying him, but we need to wait to hear the severity of it. “

Nkunku is likely to be the focal point of a new-look Chelsea attack under Graham Potter, with the manager reportedly already telling Todd Boehly changes will need to be made to ensure the club begin to perform to the level the owner wants.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released