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Chelsea Open Contract Talks With Defender Over New Deal

Chelsea have initiated new contract talks with defender Andreas Christensen, according to reports.

The 25-year-old has flourished since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel which saw him come in from the cold following Frank Lampard’s departure in January.

Christensen was rarely used under Lampard during the 2020/21 campaign but the Dane ‘worked hard’ to force his way into contention. He came on for Thiago Silva in the Champions League final back in May as the Blues went onto clinch European glory.

Now he is set to be rewarded with a new contract. As per the Athletic, the club have ‘initiated talks’ over an extension for Christensen.

His current deal expires next summer and it’s claimed director Marina Granovskaia has ‘little leverage’ in the talks.

Christensen is currently away on international duty with Denmark at the European Championships but will return to Cobham for pre-season later this month ahead of the new season.

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