Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has no interest in cutting his loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach short in January.
The 20-year-old is currently on loan with the Bundesliga outfit for two years as he continues to enjoy regular football to gain experience and improve his all-round game.
According to The Mirror, Antonio Conte wants to end his loan deal early by taking him back to Stamford Bridge in January, but it doesn’t appear as though the player himself is keen on a reunion with his former Chelsea teammates any time soon.
“We aren’t in talks with Chelsea. I’m staying at Borussia,” he said Tuesday. “I’m just focusing on tomorrow’s game [against Manchester City in the Champions League].”
It’s added in the report that Gladbach have made two offers to sign the Danish defender outright but both bids have been rejected by Chelsea.
Nevertheless, they remain keen on signing Christensen and will reportedly make a renewed £20m bid to try and prise him away from England and appear to have the defender on side.
It’s no surprise that Conte wants him back as ultimately the youngster has impressed during his time in Germany and Chelsea need defensive reinforcements.
With John Terry approaching the end of his playing career and Branislav Ivanovic’s contract expiring at the end of the season, there will be a need for fresh faces at Stamford Bridge.
Having been keeping a close eye on his progress with Gladbach and obviously being a Chelsea player, it would make sense for the club to give him an opportunity to become a key part of their future if they believe in him rather than spend vast amounts on another new signing.
However, it looks as though Chelsea may have to take that route as Christensen sounds content with life in the Bundesliga for the time being.