Christopher Nkunku price set amid Manchester United interest

Christopher Nkunku price set amid Manchester United interest

Christopher Nkunku price set amid Manchester United interest

Manchester United have been warned that it will cost them £100m should they wish to prise Christopher Nkunku away from RB Leipzig this summer, in what is looking like an increasingly unlikely move.

The Red Devils have missed out on Darwin Nunez, who has joined Liverpool, and are still searching for their first signing of the summer.

And they were believed to have a strong interest in Nkunku, with the French forward having excelled last season for the German side. Nkunku scored a staggering 30 goals and provided 20 assists in 46 games across all competitions, deployed in the Leipzig front line, form which also saw him receive his first France call up.

However, the Leipzig hierarchy have been bullish about his future, with CEO Oliver Mintzlaff revealing that he plans to keep him this sumer.

“I have said it before, and I will say it again here: Nkunku will be our player again next season. Our goal is to keep the team together for next season”, Mintzlaff told Sky Deutschland.

And, it is believed that a fee of £100m, which would be the joint 6th highest ever transfer, is likely to put off any potential suitors.

New contract in the works?

As covered by 101 earlier this month, it seems as though a new contract for Nkunku is in the works in Germany.

As per reports, the Frenchman’s contract will be extended until 2024, with a buyout clause set at 60m euros for the summer of 2023.

The Frenchman is already under contract until 2024, however, as per transfermarkt, suggesting that such a rumour is perhaps wide of the mark. Nonetheless, any new deal is indeed expected to involve a release clause, although given the demands set out this summer, it may well be set above 65m euros.

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