Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen doesn’t appear to be too keen to come back to his parent club early after suggesting he’s remaining with his loan club Borussia Monchengladbach.
According to The Mirror, Antonio Conte wants to end his loan deal early by taking him back to Stamford Bridge in January, but the player himself is reluctant to leave the German club early.
The 20-year-old Danish international is at present seeing out his second year on loan at the German club from Chelsea, where he has developed on to emerge one of Europe’s finest young centre backs. He would have been a perfect fit for Antonio Conte’s 3-man-defence, after experiencing the same while playing as a part of Andre Schubert’s back 3.
With stellar performances for the German club through the span of last season, he is showing Chelsea precisely what they can have with him. He made 39 appearances over the course of last season and immediately became a fan favourite. He also received individual acknowledgement in the club with the ‘Player Of The Year’ award.
Gladbach have twice made offers to sign him on a permanent basis, yet have seen both offers rebuked by the Blues. He was generally anticipated that would be taken back to Stamford Bridge this season, however, he, at last, remained at Borussia Park to see out whatever is left of his spell.
Speaking ahead of a crucial tie against Manchester City at their home ground, Christensen says that he is currently staying at the club and is only focused on matters at the Borussia Park right now.
“We aren’t in talks with Chelsea. I’m staying at Borussia,” revealed the centre-half on Tuesday.
“I’m just focusing on tomorrow’s game.”
Gladbach have a little chance of qualification for the knockout stages of UCL, after being held by both Celtic and Manchester City in their last two matches.