U-turn in transfer saga of Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen

Date published: Tuesday 13th November 2018 3:56 - Jamie Woodhouse

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Denmark defender Andreas Christensen does not intend to force a move away from Chelsea in January, contrary to reports.

The 22-year-old is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the Blues this season, featuring only in the Europa League and Carabao Cup and has been an unused substitute in the league on six occasions.

Christensen was a key part of Antonio Conte’s side last season, but is behind David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger in new boss Maurizio Sarri’s thinking.

The centre-back suggested last month he would consider his options if he continued to be overlooked by new boss Maurizio Sarri.

The news represents a clear U-turn, with the players father Sten, who acts as his agent telling Danish TV that he would look to engineer a transfer for his client if the situation hadn’t changed come Christmas. 

Asked if he saw his future away from Chelsea, Christensen told Sky Sports News: “No, I don’t think so.

“Things are different from last season. I played a lot of games but this season it hasn’t been like that. It’s always difficult for a player but we’ll see what happens.

“If you asked every player that’s not playing if they’re happy, they’re going to say ‘no’. Everyone wants to play.

“I can’t do anything else but go back there, train and do my best. Every time I get that opportunity, I have to do well and show him (Sarri) that he can count on me.”

 

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