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Chelsea won't sell prized youngster despite record bid from Bundesliga club - report

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According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea will not sell Danish defender Andreas Christensen to Borussia Mönchengladbach, regardless of any record transfer bid amounts received. Gladbach already have the player on loan until the end of the season, but their sporting director, Max Eberl appears to have very strong designs for a permanent transfer, similar to how he acquired Thorgan Hazard a couple years earlier.

As we learned earlier, Eberl is willing to make a club record transfer bid to acquire Christensen, reported by the Mail to be around £18 million. But Chelsea see the 20-year-old as a natural heir to John Terry, and are counting on him to play a big role at the club next season.

Chelsea's poor record of reintegrating prospects back from good loan spells (oh, Lukaku...) lends credence to similar fears around Christensen, but it would appear that Chelsea have a plan (as with Courtois).  While a transfer to Gladbach would probably include a buy-back clause, there's no need to complicate things.  Hopefully the Mail will prove to be right on this one.

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