Football news LIVE: Nkunku SIGNS £52m ‘pre-contract agreement’ with Chelsea, Ruben Amorim favourite for Wolves job


CHELSEA have signed a pre-contract agreement with RB Leipzig for star striker Christopher Nkunku, according to reports.

It’s been said the Blues are willing to pay £52million for the Frenchman’s services up front.

Meanwhile, Ruben Amorim has been installed as the favourite to replace Bruno Lage at Wolves.

The Sporting Lisbon manager seems the logical choice to take the role, given the club’s Portuguese connections in recent years.

Meanwhile, Jack Grealish has celebrated Manchester City’s derby win over Manchester United at a Chinese restaurant with pals.

Leicester face Nottingham Forest in tonight’s Monday Night Football clash at the King Power Stadium.

The Premier League’s bottom two go head-to-head in a match that’s been dubbed ‘El Sackico’ for managers Brendan Rodgers and Steve Cooper as Leicester host Nottingham Forest.

Both bosses are under pressure and could use a win on the back of poor starts to the season.

Leicester City are hoping midfield Wilfried Ndidi and Nkunku will be fit after he had to cut his international duty with Nigeria short due to a minor strain.

And Dennis Praet has been nursing a foot problem but has trained ahead of the game.

Nottingham Forest’s Morgan Gibbs White and Scott McKenna are both injury doubts after picking up knocks on international duty.

Both line-ups will be announced at 7pm.

Exeter City are set to lose their manager Matt Taylor to Rotherham – with a deleted tweet suggesting the deal is done.

The Exeter City Supporters Trust – who are the majority shareholders of the League 1 club – tweeted and then deleted a statement claiming Taylor had left for Rotherham.

The Millers are searching for a new boss after Paul Warne was poached by Derby County.

Taylor has been in charge of Exeter since 2018 and guided them to promotion from League 2 last season.

So far this season he has led them to a comfortable mid-table position, which is a far better than fellow promoted sides Bristol Rovers and Forest Green Rovers, both of whom sit in the bottom 4.

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