Christopher Nkunku blow

Chelsea have suffered a major blow to their summer transfer plans after Christopher Nkunku agreed a contract extension with RB Leipzig.

Nkunku, 24, was one of European Football’s most effective attackers last season as he scored 35 goals and created 19 in 50 appearances.

This strong form saw him linked with an £80million move to some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Man UnitedChelsea and Paris Saint-Germain all said to be interested in a transfer.

However, these plans look to be now down the drain after RB Leipzig announced a two-year contract extension until 2026.

In the announcement on the club’s website Nkunku said: “I’m pleased to continue wearing the RB Leipzig shirt.

“After our great achievement in winning the DFB-Pokal, it remained clear that my story here isn’t over yet. I was really impressed with the club’s efforts to keep me.

“RB Leipzig have made a name for themselves on the international stage in recent years and have shown time and again that we can compete for titles.

“We want to build on that going forward and go one step further.”

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