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Christensen attracting interest from German, Italian clubs — reports

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Andreas Christensen’s interview from a few days ago, combined with the usual international break boredom, has unsurprisingly reignited the rumor mill regarding the 22-year-old’s future.

Having declared his unhappiness at Chelsea, and his dwindling patience, former loan-club Borussia Mönchengladbach have already raised their hands. The German club and their sporting director Max Eberl remain huge fans of the young defender and defensive midfielder, and would use him as a cornerstone for the future as they attempt to make it back to European football, according to German outlet Express.

Meanwhile, in Italy there is interest from AS Roma for a loan move, as per a report from Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), though Christensen would have some strong competition in Federico Fazio and Kostas Manolas and thus may not want to choose another risky loan. Plus, as he said last year, he’s done with the loan thing, so if it doesn’t work out for him at Chelsea, he’d likely push for a permanent move away instead.

After a highly promising first season as a full time first-team player, Christensen has found himself well down the pecking order this season. But it’s only been two months since the start of the season and there is a long wya to go yet. There is still time for him to build a rapport with Sarri, though he should start by at least playing better than Gary Cahill in cup matches first.