Man United and Chelsea FAIL in their bid to sign RB Leipzig hotshot Christopher Nkunku, with the Bundesliga Player of the Season signing a new contract... but it DOES have a £51.6m release clause that is active next summer

 Christopher Nkunku scored 20 goals in 34 Bundesliga games last season It was the first time the 24-year-old striker's scoring tally passed double figuresThe striker's two-year extension with RB Leipzig was announced in a tweet todayBoth Manchester United and Chelsea were said to be interested in signing him

RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku will be staying at the club after signing a two year deal.

The news will come as a blow to Chelsea and Manchester United who had both been linked with the 24-year-old striker.

Leipzig announced the deal in a tweet that read: ‘Christo is staying! RB Leipzig and Christopher Nkunku have agreed on a two-year contract extension until 2026’.

Christopher Nkunku had a breakthrough season last year with 20 league goals in 34 games

Christopher Nkunku had a breakthrough season last year with 20 league goals in 34 games

Christo is staying! 😍

RB Leipzig and @c_nk97 have agreed on a two-year contract extension until 2026 🤝

🔴⚪ #WeAreLeipzig

— RB Leipzig English 🏆 (@RBLeipzig_EN) June 23, 2022

Nkunku enjoyed his best season to date in 2021/2, scoring 20 goals in 34 Bundesliga appearances. He had never previously passed double figures in a season.

He also scored 11 goals in 12 European appearances as Leipzig reached the Europa League semi finals.

The striker’s form even earned him an international call-up in March, with the Frenchman picking up six caps since then.

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