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Christopher Nkunku makes Mauricio Pochettino admission after PSG stars offer advice on new Chelsea head coach



Christopher Nkunku has confirmed he is yet to speak with Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino following his Stamford Bridge arrival.

The 25-year-old’s long-awaited signing was finally announced earlier this week as Chelsea confirmed the £53 million acquisition, which saw Nkunku pen a six-year contract in west London.

Nkunku is the first signing of the summer and Pochettino’s first after his head coach appointment was confirmed this month. He will, like Nkunku, officially start on July 1.

Despite still being on holiday, Pochettino has already got to work to make decisions over his new Chelsea squad. Many players are on the verge of leaving, while talks over new signings to join Nkunku are already underway, with an agreement now in place to sign Nicolas Jackson from Villarreal.

However, Nkunku has revealed he is yet to speak with the 51-year-old. The France international has already sought advice from his old Paris Saint-Germain teammates, who have given the seal of approval.

“I have not had a chance to speak to him, not yet,” admitted Nkunku, speaking to the club’s in-house media after making a flying visit to the Cobham training ground.

“I spoke to some of my friends from Paris about him a little bit. I speak about him a little bit with some of the players. They told me that he’s a very good coach and I’m excited to work with him.’

Nkunku is getting used to his new surroundings ahead of his pre-season return at the beginning of July prior to their tour of the United States next month.

National team teammates Wesley Fofana and Benoit Badiashile offer Nkunku some familiarity, which he is excited about, but the forward has a lot of exploring to do to learn and settle into his new life in England.

He added: “I don’t know London so much. I only know some stadiums because I played here against Tottenham and Arsenal before. But apart from that I’ve never visited London before.

“I know some of the players. I know Benoit Badiashile and Wesley Fofana a little from the national team but I’m excited to meet them again, to get to know them better and to work with them here.”