Chelsea are close to agreeing a new deal with defender Andreas Christensen, according to reports.
The 25-year-old central defender has become an important player under Thomas Tuchel, but his contract expires at the end of the season.
Chelsea are keen to sign him on a long-term contract before the January transfer window.
Christensen is thought to want to stay, and that appears likely now after discussions between the club and his father, according to him. football inside.
Both sides are confident that a breakthrough will be reached.
It’s a major development given that there had been no contact between the player and the club for two months until this week.
Talks previously failed to progress due to Chelsea initially offering the Dane a salary, with Christensen wanting £120,000 a week.
But it now appears that an agreement will be reached, allowing the Blues to focus on further negotiations.
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Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger also reached the final year of their contracts.
Rudiger is attracting the interest of Bayern Munich and Juventus.
This means Chelsea will have a battle in their hands to keep him at the club.
The German was believed to have been disappointed with the initial negotiations and talks are now “on hold” with Chelsea under pressure to improve their offer.
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