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Chelsea news: Thomas Tuchel eyes Christopher Nkunku transfer as Man City raid planned

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Your Chelsea morning digest on Wednesday, May 25.

Thomas Tuchel wants Christopher Nkunku

RB Leipzig attacking-midfielder Christopher Nkunku is a target of Thomas Tuchel’s ahead of the summer transfer window, according to Florian Pettenburg of Sky Sport, after scoring 35 goals and providing 20 assists this season.

Tuchel is eager to bolster all areas of his squad this summer as he looks to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool but there is a problem. The 24-year-old is eager to extend his contract with a release clause included instead.

READ MORE: When Chelsea will return for pre-season as Thomas Tuchel sets Todd Boehly big transfer demand

Raheem Sterling plan

Chelsea are set to be a busy club this season with both incoming and outgoings. Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso are all set to depart while the futures of some attacking stars is also uncertain.

But according to a report from The Telegraph, Chelsea are looking to use this to their advantage. If they were to sell one of Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic or Hakim Ziyech, they would target a move for Man City’s Raheem Sterling.

Read the full story here.

Chelsea told to sign Robert Lewandowski

The future of Romelu Lukaku also remains up in the air and the club have been linked with wantaway Bayern Munich legend Robert Lewandowski. Former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson has insisted that is a deal they must go for if on the table.

“In terms of the player himself, then yes. But business-wise, what that might do to Lukaku, if he’s not playing where’s he going to go, how much is he going to be worth,” he said i…

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