Report: £80k-a-week player edging closer to leaving Chelsea, club now in advanced talks to sign him

Andreas Christensen is reportedly edging closer to leaving Chelsea in the summer when his contract expires.

According to Sport, Barcelona are in advanced talks to sign the Chelsea defender.

It is understood that talks are progressing between all parties and that a decision will be made about the 25-year-old’s future imminently.

The report explains the ball-playing centre-back has previously thought of playing for Barcelona. However, there is interest in his signature from Bayern Munich and Premier League clubs, too.

With Christensen’s deal at Stamford Bridge expiring at the end of the season, perhaps fans are watching his last few months as a Chelsea player. The Blues supporters will reportedly know soon if he’s destined to become a Barcelona player.

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Timo Werner has recently said he would be gutted if teammates Christensen or Antonio Rudiger left, though.

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Christensen exit would be real Chelsea blow

Christensen, who earns £80,000-a-week, could end up being a real loss to Thomas Tuchel’s side next season.

He’s a centre-half that ticks nearly every box in terms of physical and mental attributes. The Denmark international can slot in effortlessly to any of the three centre-back positions, plus he’s really improved as a defender since Tuchel took charge last January.

It’s looked for a while like he can be a long-term solution for the Blues given his age, however, that responsibility may need to fall elsewhere.

It won’t be a surprise if he succeeds as part of a new-look Barcelona team.

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