Barcelona step up interest in dropped Chelsea ace Andreas Christensen

Barcelona have stepped up their interest in Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, as indicated by reports in Spain.

The Danish defender is well down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, playing only one Premier League amusement all season.

It’s a long ways from last season when the defender made 40 appearances under Antonio Conte.

Christensen has made it unmistakable he needs first-team football and the 22-year-old will explore his options in January.

The Catalan giants are looking for defensive cover for Samuel Umtiti who is as yet battling with knee damage.

Back-up defender Thomas Vermaelen failed to impress in the midweek 1-1 Champions League draw with Tottenham.

Catalan outlet Sport claim Christensen is aware Barca have made contact with the Premier League side and is eager to hear what they have to say.

The Blues could be in a battle to hold on to their top young talent if they believe their pathway to the principal group looks blocked.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is inspiring bothersome feet and needs to be an ordinary starter with West Ham and Bournemouth set to test Chelsea’s resolve with January bids.

Teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi wants assurances of first-team action before agreeing a new deal at Stamford Bridge with Bundesliga mammoths Bayern Munich observing his circumstance.


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