ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN is set to ease Chelsea’s contract headaches by signing an extension ‘within days’.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is currently negotiating new deals with most of his first-choice defenders.
Recent Denmark International says he has ‘no opinion’ if he will extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.
But reports now suggest the 25-year-old is ready to sign a new long-term contract at the club he joined in 2012.
That would deal a huge blow to the likes of Barcelona and AC Milan, who have been follow the midfielder for many months.
Barca had hoped to make a move for the defender if he became a free agent in the summer.
And Milan are set to go even earlier with a potential bid in January to replace the injured Simon Kjaer.
Christensen has been a central figure in Chelsea’s miserable defence, which have conceded just nine goals in the Premier League this season.
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Defenders like Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta are also out of contract.
veteran Silva can return to his native Brazil for his swan at the age of 37.
Club captain Azpilicueta had his eye on a one-year deal in West London but now it seems potentially departing for the Nou Camp next season.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4224522/chelsea-andreas-christensen-contract-barcelona-milan/ Chelsea overtake Andreas Christensen ‘sign new contract extension within days’ as Barcelona and AC Milan transfer free