RB Leipzig ‘slap £100MILLION price tag on Christopher Nkunku to try to ward off transfer interest from Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain in the French star’
- RB Leipzig have reportedly given Christopher Nkunku a £100million price tag
- The 24-year-old French forward scored 35 goals in all competitions last season
- Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and PSG have been credited with interest
- And anyone who wants Nkunku ‘must pay nine figures to secure his signature’
RB Leipzig have put a £100million price tag on star forward 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 a superb 35 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 Independent, the Bundesliga side are aiming to ward off interest by demanding nine figures from any suitors.
The five cap France international is thought to prefer a stay at the Red Bull Arena this season, with Leipzig believed to have convinced him to sign a new contract with a release clause to keep him for one more year.
However, that could mean a long transfer saga next season as plenty of European heavyweights vie for his signature.
RB Leipzig are demanding a fee of £100million if they are to sell Christopher Nkunku
New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is eager to secure a deal for Nkunku
The Reds’ interest is expected to end after they agreed an £85m deal for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
However, United missing out on the Uruguayan means they reportedly considered a firm approach for Nkunku.
Arsenal and PSG are thought to be willing to pay £100m, but the Red Devils’ stated transfer budget of £120m, before sales are taken into account, could put Erik ten Hag’s side off a move for Nkunku.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have also been linked with the 24-year-old
New United boss ten Hag is believed to consider a midfield upgrade a higher priority, with serious interest in Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong, who worked with him at Ajax.
Although the Catalan giants and United are reportedly apart in their valuations at the moment, United believe there is wiggle room given Barca’s financial problems and their need to sell and bring down the wage budget.
The Red Devils are also interested in Ajax’s left-footed right winger Antony, who also worked with ten Hag in Amsterdam.