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Chelsea owner Boehly ‘meets regularly with RB Leipzig chief for coffee in London as Blues target Nkunku & Gvardiol transfers’

CHELSEA owner Todd Boehly regularly meets RB Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff for coffee in London, according to reports.

The Blues appear keen to shop in Germany with a deal already in place to sign RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku.

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Todd Boehly keen to build relationship with RB LeipzigCredit: AFP
Oliver Mintzlaff is the

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Oliver Mintzlaff is the ‘manager of Red Bull Soccer’Credit: AFP
Christopher Nkunku set to join Chelsea next summer

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Christopher Nkunku set to join Chelsea next summerCredit: Getty
Josko Gvardiol is wanted by Chelsea

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Josko Gvardiol is wanted by ChelseaCredit: Getty

And over the summer Chelsea showed an interest in Josko Gvardiol but the Bundesliga side rejected their advances but they are expected to return for him in the near future.

Boehly would like to establish a relationship between West Londoners and the German outfit.

Agreements have already been reached between the two clubs over Timo Werner and Chelsea are keen to do more.

To help strengthen the bond between the two clubs from a business perspective, the American twice invited Leipzig CEO Mintzlaff to London for a drink meeting.

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Image report that during these meetings the transfers of Nkunku and Gvardiol were discussed.

The Frenchman, 24, looks set to arrive at Stamford Bridge next year for a fee of £53m and he’s even had an early medical.

Nkunku is a versatile attacking midfielder and has scored ten goals in 15 games this season, continuing his fine form from last campaign where he netted 35 times.

As for Gvardiol, 20, the centre-back is known to be comfortable on the ball and he could cost Chelsea upwards of £80million.

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Despite his young age, he has already made 109 senior club appearances, including 57 for RB Leipzig after his transfer from Dinamo Zagreb.

Nkunku’s transfer is said to be almost complete, but Gvardiol’s transfer needs more work.

But Chelsea are set to appoint Christopher Vivell as their new technical director following his departure from Leipzig, which could help speed up the deal.

Vivell is expected to be in charge of scouting and transfers at Chelsea, taking over the role left by Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech.