“According To My Information” – Chelsea Handed Huge Boost As Romano Confirms £52M Player’s Future Plans

Chelsea attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku wants to stay at Stamford Bridge, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Reports in the German media have claimed that the Frenchman has been the subject of interest and formal enquiries but Romano says the player will remain in London this summer:

“What I can say is that according to my information, there is absolutely nothing concrete into it. The idea at Chelsea is very clear, it is to continue with Nkunku and Nkunku is also thinking about performing and succeeding at Chelsea, so not planning to leave the club in this summer transfer window.”

“Christopher Nkunku knows that his first season was really unlucky in terms of injury, also Chelsea are still waiting to see the best of the player they signed last year. And so I don’t anticipate or expect any change, any transfer in the summer. I see Christopher Nkunku staying at Chelsea and being part of the project next season.”

It was a tough first season at Chelsea for Nkunku

Fans were keenly anticipating the arrival of the 26-year-old after his £52m switch from RB Leipzig was confirmed. He performed well in preseason but fitness issues have curtailed his impact.

A knee injury meant he didn’t even make his competitive debut for the Blues until December and subsequent hip and hamstring problems meant he was limited to just 14 appearances in total.

Where will the midfielder fit into Enzo Maresca’s plans?

Chelsea’s new head coach played 4-3-3 during his time at Leicester so it remains to be seen whether Nkunku will be deployed on the wing or through the middle.

While he does favour the no.10 role, the France international showed during his time at Leipzig that he is comfortable playing right across the front three as well.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.