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Barcelona in pole: Chelsea’s woes mount as key defender ‘has no intention’ of signing new deal


Barcelona in pole: Chelsea’s woes mount as key defender ‘has no intention’ of signing new deal


Word stemming from the Spanish media on Thursday points towards an imminent departure from Chelsea for star defender Andreas Christensen.

Blues’ concerns

The situation at the heart of the club’s backline has of course emerged as a major concern at Chelsea of late.

This comes with no fewer than four of the club’s defenders, as things stand, poised to depart Stamford Bridge upon the expiration of their respective contracts next summer.

The players in question? Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and the aforementioned Andreas Christensen.

Losing one, or potentially several of this quartet would of course mark a hammer blow for Thomas Tuchel and co., who, just months ago, confirmed their tag as the continent’s finest courtesy of a triumph over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League final.

Chelsea win Champions League title

PORTO, PORTUGAL – MAY 29: Players of Chelsea celebrate with the trophy at the end of the UEFA Champions League final match against Manchester City at Dragao Stadium on May 29, 2021 in Porto, Portugal. Chelsea won the 2021 Champions League title after beating Manchester City 1-0 in the final on Saturday. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein – UEFA/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Camp Nou bound?

And, as alluded to above, on Thursday, an altogether concerning update has emerged surrounding one of the four defenders in question – Andreas Christensen.

Whilst Thiago Silva is understood to be inching closer to an agreement over the extension of his current terms in west London, Danish international Christensen, on the other hand, appears headed firmly for the exit door.

As per a report from Diario Sport, the 25-year-old has absolutely ‘no intention’ of signing a new contract with Chelsea.

Barcelona in pole: Chelsea’s woes mount as key defender ‘has no intention’ of signing new deal

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 08: Andreas Christensen of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on May 8, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Step forth, FC Barcelona…

The same report from Sport suggests that La Liga heavyweights Barca are ready to take full advantage of Christensen’s delicate situation in the English capital, by means of a January agreement ahead of a free transfer to the club at the end of the season.

In fact, those in a position of power at the Camp Nou are understood to have been in negotiations with the Dane and his entourage for ‘weeks’ now, with both parties evidently keen to strike a deal.


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