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Christopher Nkunku has had a spectacular season at RB Leipzig

Christopher Nkunku has enjoyed a spectacular season with RB Leipzig (Image: Telefoot)

Christopher Nkunku admits he is flattered by speculation linking him with a summer move to the Premier League powerhouses Chelsea and Manchester United.

The 24-year-old has restarted his Bundesliga career after being deemed overwhelmed by Paris Saint-Germain.

A versatile winger, Nkunku scored a staggering 35 goals in all competitions for Leipzig last season and has joined Didier Deschamps’ France squad ahead of the World Cup.

Christopher Nkunku is now an integral part of France's senior squad

Christopher Nkunku is now established as a member of France’s senior squad (Picture: Getty)

Unai Emery wanted to sign Nkunku for Arsenal three years ago but opted to loan Denis Suarez from Celta Vigo instead.

Nkunku has subsequently developed successfully in Germany and is now sought after by a number of European heavyweight clubs, but a move to England seems the most likely option at this point.

New United boss Erik ten Hag is looking to add to his forward line this summer and Nkunku has been linked with a move to Old Trafford after Ralf Rangnick was amazed that the club’s scouting department had no information on his arrival last December had the player.

Chelsea are also facing a major late-season makeover after Todd Boehly took control of the club following the departure of Roman Abramovich.

Ahead of France’s Nations League game against Croatia on Monday, Nkunku confirmed he has an important decision to make this summer and that November’s World Cup in Qatar will figure prominently in his deliberations.

He told Telefoot: “It’s no secret that there are clubs that are interested in me. Yes, it’s flattering. But it’s also flattering that a club like Leipzig is doing everything to keep me.

“Here we have to think carefully and make a good decision. The World Cup comes alive and this is a parameter to take into account.

‘Like I said, you just have to think twice.’

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