Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff claimed last month that Nkunku would not be sold this summer amid United’s interest. He told Sky Germany: “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.”
United are preparing for their first window with Erik ten Hag in charge. The Dutchman will replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of this season.
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