RB Leipzig has placed a price tag on Christopher Nkunku after interest from major clubs
In an attempt to deter potential suitors, RB Leipzig has placed a £100 million price tag on star striker Christopher Nkunku’s head.
Nkunku is one of Europe’s hottest properties after scoring 35 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions last season.
Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Paris Saint-Germain, his former club, have all been linked with a move for the 24-year-old.
The Bundesliga team, according to the Independent, is seeking to discourage possible suitors by asking a nine-figure sum.
The five-cap France international is poised to stay at the Red Bull Arena this season after Leipzig persuaded him to sign a new contract with a one-year release clause.
However, with a slew of European heavyweights fighting for his signature next season, a lengthy transfer saga could be in store.
The Reds’ interest in Benfica forward Darwin Nunez is anticipated to wane after agreeing to an £85 million agreement.
United, on the other hand, is said to have mulled a substantial bid for Nkunku after failing to land the Uruguayan.
Arsenal and PSG are said to be willing to spend £100 million for Nkunku, but Manchester United’s stated transfer budget of £120 million before sales could prevent Erik ten Hag’s side from making a move.
New United boss ten Hag is said to be focused on improving the midfield, with a significant interest in Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong, whom he previously coached at Ajax.
Despite the fact that the Catalan giants and United appear to be at odds about valuations at the moment, United believes there is room for bargaining given Barca’s financial difficulties and desire to sell and cut the pay budget.