25 y/o could leave Chelsea this summer, contract expires in July, no progress on talks

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Mundo Deportivo (h/t Sport Witness) say Andreas Christensen has an uncertain future at Chelsea as his contract is up this summer and there’s been no progress made on negotiations. The 25-year-old has an offer on the table but has no interest in signing it, so an exit looks on the cards in the coming months.

Christensen has made 26 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring two goals with one assist. The Danish international has played in six of Chelsea’s seven Champions League games, winning four and drawing one while keeping four clean sheets.

In his 14 Premier League outings, Christensen has been on the winning team nine times, helping to keep six clean sheets. The 25-year-old is a player Chelsea would like to keep, but the feeling doesn’t appear to be mutual. As for where Christensen will go if he departs Stamford Bridge after 10 years, Mundo Deportivo say Bayern Munich and Barcelona are interested in the centre-back.

Christensen joined Chelsea from Brondby in 2012 and has gone on to make 153 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals with two assists. He’s only once held down a starting place for the majority of a season, however, so this summer’s departure wouldn’t be the biggest shock.

Christensen has missed 12 of the Blues’ 26 league games as Thomas Tuchel has often preferred a partnership of Antonio Rüdiger and Thiago Silva at centre-back. Malang Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah have been given opportunities too, so the West Londoners do have options if the Dane leaves.

Summary

It would be a shame to see Christensen’s contract run out and him eventually depart Chelsea after such a long association with the club, but it doesn’t appear he wants to stay. The Blues are trying to convince him to stay with a new deal on the table, but he’s unwilling to sign it.