Andreas Christensen in ‘TWO MONTH contract showdown with Chelsea’ as talks stall on an improved deal with the Danish defender free to speak with foreign clubs from January 1
- Andreas Christensen’s contract expires in June 2022 and he is expected to renew it
- But talks with the club have stalled without contact amid a two-month standoff.
- The defender will be able to start talks with overseas clubs on January 1.
- The Dane has reportedly been identified as a transfer target by Barcelona
Andreas Christensen was expected to renew his contract at Stamford Bridge, but after talks stalled, Chelsea risks leaving.
The Blues had started talks with the defender, but after a two-month no-contact tie, a deal has not been honored, according to objective.
The 25-year-old has become a key member of Thomas Tuchel’s squad and his importance could increase with Antonio Rudiger linked with a move.
Andreas Christensen (left )’s contract talks with Chelsea stalled after two months without contact
But his current contract will expire in June 2022, leaving him free to start talks with foreign clubs from January 1.
After Tuchel’s arrival in January, Christensen took on a starting role and was rewarded for it with an offer of a new deal, including a slightly higher salary.
The club’s last offer came in August for a four-year contract with the option to extend it for another year.
The Danish defender has assumed a starting role since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel (left) in January
But while the Dane intends to stay in West London, the current offer would keep him among the lowest earners at the club.
Kai Havertz and Timo Werner would still pocket more than Christensen despite having less squad roles than the trusted defender.
Since then, the talks have been cut off without contact between the Blues and Christensen since August.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Barcelona were interested in Christensen and César Azpilicueta as free agents when their contracts expire at the end of the season.
Barcelona prepares a play for Christensen (left) and his teammate César Azpilicueta (right)
With the Catalans entangled in financial ruin, due to their debt amounting to more than a billion pounds, the club was forced to turn to the free agent market with the signings of Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia this summer.
The Blaugrana are likely to fall into the trash again next year and have identified Azpilicueta and Christensen as potential gifts, according to reports.
Rudiger is in a similar situation with his contract expiring in June 2022.
The German has become a world-class defender with Tuchel and is eager to stay at Stamford Bridge, but a salary showdown has emerged and Rudiger is aware that Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and PSG value him.
Antonio Rudiger has aroused the interest of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich
Chelsea are also ready to reward Trevoh Chalobah for his breakout season with a new contract.
Chalobah’s current deal is set to expire in 2022 and the Blues are reportedly eager to tie him up for the long haul.
Chelsea made no secret of their desire to bolster their defensive ranks as they sought a move for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde this summer.
But they were turned down because the deal didn’t materialize and Sevilla are now demanding their £ 68 million full release clause.
The Blues were reportedly offered Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus look to ditch his massive £ 280,000 weekly salary.
De Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola, has even revealed that he wants his client to move in the summer of 2022.