Chelsea are reportedly close to sealing a renewed contract with defender Andreas Christensen but boss Thomas Tuchel will not want discussions over the futures of several key players to end there. A couple of important Blues stars will see their deals end in the next two years.
Centre-back Christensen is out of contract at the end of the season but it always seemed likely that he might agree to an extension.
Last month, he hinted to reporters in his native Denmark that a new contract was close to being agreed.
“I know a lot is being said right now. I cannot say too much, but I think it looks good,” he said.
We have won the Champions league and the Super Cup. I am very happy to be at this club and feel Chelsea are the right place to be in England.”
It had been widely reported that Christensen had been offered a new long-term contract and it now seems that the final touches on a new deal are being completed.
Chelsea have an agreement in place to extend the 25-year-old’s terms. The final clauses are being added and Christensen will soon put pen to paper.
By agreeing fresh terms with the Denmark international, Chelsea have apparently fended off interest from two clubs.
And Tuchel will hope that the club’s transfer hierarchy can soon secure a couple of other of his most important players to new contracts.
The most pressing will be to tie down Christensen’s defensive colleagues Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva to extensions.