Date: 17th December 2022 at 12:16pm
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France will aim to be the first team in 60 years to retain their World Cup title when they face Argentina in the final on Sunday. 

Didier Deschamps side have been on fine form in Qatar, despite having a number of first team regulars unavailable.

The likes of Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante have all missed out on the tournament through injury, which is testament to the strength in depth that Les Bleus have.

Christopher Nkunku is another big name that missed out on the World Cup, but the Frenchman has now secured himself a move to the Premier League.

According to Fabrizio Romano, a deal has been finalised for the RB Leipzig star to join Chelsea next summer.

The Blues have been linked with a move for Nkunku for a while now, and Romano claims that an agreement has now been reached in full.

The 25-year-old has been in sensational form for Leipzig over the past few seasons, and won the Bundesliga player of the year award last term.

The France international has netted 17 goals and provided four assists in 23 matches across all competitions so far this term, but missed out on the World Cup after suffering a torn knee ligament just before the tournament kicked off.

Nkunku looks to be on his way to London at the end of the season

Romano claims that the forward can now be considered a Chelsea player, although he will not join the club until July 2023.

Nkunku signed a contract extension with his current side over the summer, which is scheduled to run until 2026, but it now appears that he will be leaving the club just 12 months after signing the new deal.

Chelsea are set to be in the market for at least one attacker, with Graham Potter’s side having been in woeful form prior to the World Cup.

The likes of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech have both struggled ever since arriving at Stamford Bridge, and The Blues’ attacking problems were worsened when Armando Broja suffered a serious knee injury during a mid-season friendly against Aston Villa last weekend.

The RB Leipzig star’s versatility will appeal to Potter, as he can play in a number of roles across the front line, including on either wing or as a centre forward.

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