RB Leipzig ‘set price for Man Utd transfer target Christopher Nkunku’ but Red Devils joined by European giant


MANCHESTER UNITED are battling Paris Saint-Germain to sign RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku, according to reports.

The midfielder, 24, has caught the eye with impressive performances in Europe and in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 19 goals in 31 games.

RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku has been in impressive form this season with 19 goals in all competitions

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RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku has been in impressive form this season with 19 goals in all competitionsCredit: Getty

But he could come at a high price due to the fact there is not a release clause in his contract, which expires in 2024.

As a result, Leipzig will demand a fee of £46m for their star man, reports German outlet Bild.

And with PSG ready to battle United for his signature the German club could answer to the highest bidder.

Arsenal are also thought to be monitoring the Frenchman.

But the Red Devils are desperate to land a midfielder this summer due to the worrying form of Scott McTominay and the uncertain future of Paul Pogba.

However, Leipzig managing director Oliver Mintzlaff has claimed Nkunku will remain at the club for at least another year.

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Speaking to Sky Deutschland, he said: “[Nkunku] will also play with us next season because of course he is a very important player.

“In football nothing is ever certain, but that’s our plan.

“Of course, players like Dani Olmo, Nkunku or Andre Silva are very, very important pillars who can and should continue to develop with us.”

He finished by insisting “that we will start the coming season with these players”.

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