Manchester United linked with £51m summer transfer move after Paul Pogba development

Latest Manchester United transfer news and rumours following the January window and ahead of the summer.

Manchester United have been linked with a summer move for RB Leipzig winger Christopher Nkunku in the summer.

ESPN have reported that the former PSG players is a target for the Red Devils after his impressive performances in the Bundesliga and Champions League this season.

Interim head coach Ralf Rangnick is said to have ‘urged the club to step up their interest’ in the 24-year old and bring him to the Premier League.

Here is everything you need to know about Christopher Nkunku and what has been reported regarding United’s interest:

Who is Christopher Nkunku? French winger linked with Manchester United

Christopher Nkunku is a 24-year old winger who currently plays for German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

A French youth international, Nkunku has been in sensational form for Leipzig this season and has scored 19 goals in 31 appearances. Not only that but the winger has also pitched in with 13 assists across all competitions.

He will be a name familiar to Manchester City fans, having scored a hat-trick at the Etihad this season in Leipzig’s 6-3 Champions League group stage defeat.

He also featured twice against the Red Devils last season in the same competition including in their 3-2 defeat to the German side in October 2020.

Nkunku has made 115 appearance in total for RB Leipzig and scored 31 goals since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019. He had spent four seasons with the French side prior to his German move but struggled for consistent game time.

At international level, Nkunku has played for France at Under 16, Under 19, Under 20 and Under 21 level and is also eligible to play for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Nkunku is rated at £51million, per reports.

What has been reported about Manchester United’s interest in Christopher Nkunku?

ESPN sources have told their staff that United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has ‘urged the club to step up their interest in the RB Leipzig midfielder’ and attempt to sign him this summer.

It is also reported that United have ‘prioritised the midfield department for strengthening due to the expectation that Paul Pogba will leave Old Trafford as a free agent when his contract expires at the end of June’.

Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal are all also being linked with the player.

Paul Pogba latest: PSG preparing ‘monster’ contract offer?

Pogba has been one of United’s biggest purchases

The Daily Mail have today reported that Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to offer Paul Pogba what they have described as a “MEGA” contract offer.

The Frenchman’s contract is due to expire in four months time and it is widely reported that the player has yet to make a decision on his future.

Although he has not ruled out remaining at Old Trafford, Pogba is being constantly linked with several of Europe’s elite clubs and it looks like the French side may be about to step up their pursuit.

Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all also said to be monitoring Pogba's situation as the 28-year old’s future remains as uncertain as ever.