• News

Chelsea: Christensen makes future admission amid Barcelona links

Andreas Christensen, Chelsea
Getty Images

The Blues defender is spending the last months of his contract, with no signs of renewal being imminent.

Chelsea have a huge task ahead of them to decide on how they want their defence to look like for the next season. Three key defenders, Anthonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Andreas Christensen, will see their contracts expire at the end of the current season.

Christensen, who is an academy graduate at Chelsea, has already attracted interest from Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Both clubs are willing to offer the Danish defender improved wages in bid to sign him as a free agent.

The 25-year-old has now opened up on his future at Chelsea, admitting the situation around his contract renewal is complicated.

 “Things can still go either way,” he said (via 90min). “Being part of a winning team is all that I want to be as a football player.

“It’s hard. Because all the talks between the club and my agents, I try to keep it away. Cause I want to focus and it’s not changed for me.

“I go on the pitch every day not really thinking about it, I leave that to the club and my guys, and I can focus on playing football.

“I just focus on winning, really. It’s a difficult situation.”

Chelsea lost their Carabao Cup final against Liverpool on Sunday, with Christensen playing for 90 minutes. The Blues will now prepare to face Luton Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday.