Chelsea want loan star Christensen back next season

Date published: Thursday 12th January 2017 10:09 - Matthew Stead

Andreas Christensen will be returning to Chelsea this summer, but his agent and father has warned that he will not settle for a back-up spot.

The Blues continue to be linked with a raft of centre-back options and have recently recalled Nathan Ake from his loan spell at Bournemouth.

Christensen is now 18 months into his two-year loan with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach but looks set to be a part of Antonio Conte’s pre-season squad in the summer.

However Sten Christensen has said he must continue his development with first-team football and not be left to rot on the Chelsea bench.

“Chelsea would like Andreas back, and they have wanted that for a long time,” he told Danish outlet BT. “But it was a two-year lease, so there was nothing they could do.

“They have worked to get him back before, but Gladbach would not let him go. Instead, they want to buy Andreas, but will Chelsea get rid of him, and is the price too high?

“As it is right now, he’ll be back at Chelsea again this summer. It is important to Andreas that he plays. He will not return to Chelsea just to sit on the bench.

“This transfer window will determine how Andreas’ situation will look in the summer. If Chelsea buy 10 centre-backs, it may well be that we need to do something else.”

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