Chelsea have reportedly taken a step backwards in terms of sorting out the contract situation of Andreas Christensen.

According to Goal, talks regarding Christensen’s future have been put on pause due to minimal or zero contact between the two parties.

This muted conversation apparently stretches back to at least August, a two-month period where the issue could and perhaps should’ve been resolved.

The Denmark international’s deal runs out in June 2022, meaning he can be approached by foreign clubs from January 1.

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Awesome Andreas

Allowing the defender to leave without putting up a fight would be seen as a terrible piece of business from Chelsea’s end.

Christensen is arguably playing the best football of his career under Thomas Tuchel.

He has become integral to the defensive overhaul continuing to impress at Stamford Bridge.

Few could’ve anticipated such a change in career fortunes, but now fans and rivals alike are revelling in the centre-back’s upheaval.

 

Brentford manager Thomas Frank called him ‘almost the complete package’, whereas Malmo coach Jon Dahl Tomasson described him as ‘one of the best defenders around.’

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Yet, the offer that is currently on the table hardly representants the player’s form since February.

Contract confusion

Goal state that the last proposal tied Christensen to a four-year deal with an option to extend for another campaign.

Despite the longevity of the contract proposition, the 25-year-old would still be one of the lowest earning senior members of Tuchel’s squad.

Considering he is now a regular and more importantly, one of the ‘undroppables’, such a salary suggestion is something of an insult.

Chelsea risk losing Christensen indefinitely if they cannot come to a suitable conclusion of his agreement.

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