Christensen’s Chelsea contract talks reportedly stall

Andreas Christensen’s Chelsea future appears to be in doubt amid reports contract negotiations with Chelsea have stalled.

The defender’s current deal expires at the end of the season and talks do not seem to be progressing. reports that there have been no discussions between the club and Christensen for two months and that this will alert other clubs.

It leaves Chelsea facing the prospect of losing both Christensen and Antonio Rudiger in the summer.

On a brighter note, Trevoh Chalobah is expected to cement his long-term future at Stamford Bridge by signing a new contract.

But there remain doubts over the futures of the Blues’ two more seasoned centre-backs, both of whom could move on a free transfer if they do not sign new deals.

Rudiger despite their sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic dismissing reports linking them with the centre-back.

Spanish newspaper Marca say Rudiger has taken the decision to leave Chelsea and that Real Madrid could be interested in signing him, while Bayern Munich have also been linked.

And according to Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth, there are no shortage of potential takers for Rudiger.

“Chelsea are likely to have to make defender Antonio Rudiger among the highest paid players at the club if they are to keep him at Stamford Bridge,” Sheth recently said.

“Rudiger has entered the final year of his contract and talks are ongoing with Chelsea over a new deal.

“Sky Sports News has been told six of European football’s top clubs are ready to offer Rudiger a pre-contract in January ahead of a free transfer.

“Rudiger loves the club and will continue to give 100 per cent, but – at 28 – will assess all his options before committing to what he believes will be the biggest and most important contract of his career.”

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