RB Leipzig ‘slap £100MILLION price tag on Christopher Nkunku to ward off interest from Man United’
RB Leipzig ‘claps £100M price tag on Christopher Nkunku to try to fend off Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain transfer interest in French star’
- RB Leipzig has reportedly given Christopher Nkunku a £100million price tag
- The 24-year-old French attacker scored 35 goals in all competitions last season
- Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and PSG have received interest
- And anyone who wants Nkunku ‘must pay nine digits to secure their signature’
RB Leipzig have put a £100million price tag on star player Christopher Nkunku’s head as they look to price interested clubs out of a deal.
Nkunku is one of the hottest properties in Europe after scoring 35 great goals in 52 appearances in all competitions last season.
The 24-year-old has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and his former club Paris Saint-Germain.
But as reported by the Independentthe Bundesliga side wants to fend off interest by demanding nine figures from any suitors.
The five-man France international is said to prefer a stay at the Red Bull Arena this season, and Leipzig is said to have convinced him to sign a new contract with an escape clause to keep him on hold for another year.
That could mean a long transfer story next season, however, as many European heavyweights compete for his signature.
RB Leipzig is demanding a £100 million fee if they take Christopher Nkunku. want to sell
New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag eager to make deal for Nkunku
The Reds’ interest is expected to end after they agree an £85m deal for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
However, United missed out on the Uruguayan meaning they have reportedly considered a firm approach for Nkunku.
Arsenal and PSG would be willing to pay £100million, but the Red Devils quoted transfer budget of £120million before the sale is taken into account could deter Erik ten Hag’s side from making a move for Nkunku.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have also been linked with the 24-year-old
New United boss ten Hag would see a midfield upgrade as a higher priority, with serious interest in Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong, who worked with him at Ajax.
While the Catalan giants and United are said to differ in their valuations at the moment, United believe there is room for maneuver given Barca’s financial problems and their need to sell and cut wages budget.
The Red Devils are also interested in Ajax’s left-footed right winger Antony, who also worked at ten Hag in Amsterdam.