'In the last days': Romano says two clubs just tried to sign Chelsea's 25-year-old, but he's going nowhere

Fabrizio Romano revealed that a pair of parties were sniffing around Chelsea for Andreas Christensen, yet had their attentions turned away.

Speaking on his ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Romano detailed how the Blues stood firm against the advances for Christensen.

The defender is currently undergoing talks concerning a new contract, which expires next June.

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Romano reveals all

It appears the centre-back’s extension is a matter of when not if.

However, until the deal is set in stone, there remains a chance – albeit a slim one – he could still leave Stamford Bridge.

And some have already attempted to put pressure on the situation, by poking their noses into Christensen’s business.

“Andreas Christensen, agreement in place over a new contract,” said Romano.

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“It has to be signed in the next weeks, but there is an agreement in place.

“Two clubs were approaching Christensen to ask about his situation in the last days, but the answer was ‘he’s going to extend his contract with Chelsea.’

Although Romano refrained from naming the intrigued suitors, their status is likely to be pretty strong.

After all, Christensen has proved himself as one of Europe’s most astute centre-halves in the past few months.

For club and country.

He featured prominently throughout Chelsea’s triumphant Champions League campaign, even making an appearance in the final.

The 25-year-old then embarked on a European Championship adventure with his compatriots over the summer.

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Denmark made it to the semi-final, eventually eliminated by England.

Rudiger on the troops

Christensen showed the continent his talents, so it’s no surprise his admirers came running at the first sign of uncertainty at Chelsea.

However, they will be ushered away once the Dane definitively pens his allegiance to Thomas Tuchel’s employers.

This scenario also applies to Antonio Rudiger, whose contract expires at the end of the season as well.

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Unlike Christensen, the German is seemingly no step closer to confirming his Chelsea loyalty.

Paris-Saint Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are all reportedly circling Rudiger, ready to pounce should he decide to jump ship.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.