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Leipzig chief offers update on Nkunku’s future amid Man Utd and PSG links

RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku has attracted interest from European heavyweights following his spectacular 2021/22 season.

The French attacker has notched up an astonishing tally of 30 goals and 20 assists, establishing himself as one of the top forwards in Europe.

Nkunku has been a consistent performer for Die Roten Bullen since joining them in 2018, but he has scaled new heights this term.

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United turn out to be the potential suitors for the Frenchman, while AC Milan have also recently joined the race.

However, Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has shrugged off the speculations linking Nkunku with an exit, insisting that the 24-year-old would remain at the club next season.

Die Roten Bullen’s chief told Sky Germany via Buli News: “I’ve said it many times, and I’m happy to say it again: Nkunku will still be our player in the coming season.

“He was already one of our best players in the first half of the season, even though it didn’t go well for us, as we all know. He has ignited the next stage of his development here under Domenico Tedesco, and he will continue to do so in the coming season.”

PSG are eyeing a reunion with Nkunku to reinforce their attack off the back of a dismal Champions League campaign, where they fell short against Real Madrid in the round of 16 in the worst possible way.

Elsewhere, Man Utd have identified Nkunku as one of the top targets of the summer rebuild plans.

Milan could be handed a huge financial boost as Bahrain’s Investcorp are in talks with current owners Elliot Management over a potential takeover. The Middle East group is reportedly interested in signing marquee players like Nkunku, Sebastien Haller and Romelu Lukaku.

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