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Contract talks ‘stall’ between Chelsea and Andreas Christensen — reports

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Andreas Christensen’s new contract was supposed to be signed, sealed, and delivered some two months ago — with Christensen himself pretty much confirming it all as well — but the wait for the official announcement continues on.

Despite repeated assurances, it’s been long enough now that some concerns are starting to be raised, as well, especially with a few reports over the past 24 hours about the talks “stalling” between the two sides.

It’s unclear what the hold-up may have been and why things haven’t been completely finalized, but Goal’s report does mention that Christensen’s new contract would still “keep him among the lowest earners in the squad”, which might be a fairly telling hint. Goal also add that Christensen wants to stay while the Guardian claim that there is “still optimism” about finding a positive resolution, so hopefully this is just a minor bump in the road.

Like Antonio Rüdiger, Christensen would be free to explore the market in January, so it would probably behoove us to not let both of their situations devolve to that stage. He’s been going from strength to strength for much of 2021, and at still just 25 years of age, indeed looks (finally?) like the defense prince that was promised.