Nkunku extends his RB Leipzig contract until 2026
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Nkunku extends Leipzig stay
In-demand forward Christopher Nkunku has signed a new deal with Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.
In a hammer blow for his suitors, the 24-year-old Frenchman has put pen to paper on a contract which runs until the summer of 2026.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with Nkunku in recent months after he fired an impressive 35 goals in 50 appearances across all competitions.
Speaking about his new deal, Nkunku said: “I’m delighted to continue wearing the RB Leipzig jersey.
“After the great success in the DFB Cup, it was clear to me that my time here is not over yet. We want more! I was really impressed by the club’s efforts to keep me.
“RB Leipzig has made a name for itself internationally in recent years and we have repeatedly confirmed that we can compete for titles. In the future, we want to build on that and win more.”
There is some hope for the Premier League trio, however, as Nkunku reportedly has a £51.6million release clause that will be activated next summer.
Germany adjust gender ruling
Transgender and non-binary players in Germany can now decide for themselves whether to play men’s or women’s football, it has been announced.
The DFB also confirmed the ruling was included in the match regulation for amateurs, juniors and the futsal rulebook.
A statement explained: “At its core, this ruling says that players with a personal [gender] status that is ‘diverse’ or ‘no reference’ and players who change their gender can take their own decision whether they will be issued an eligibility to play for a men’s or women’s team.
“This is also the case for transgender footballers who can now change teams at a moment they decide or can stay on at the team they have been playing for.”
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