Chelsea's Danish wonderkid - 'No plans to leave Stamford Bridge'

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Despite interest from Manchester City and abroad, Chelsea Under-21 star Andreas Christensen has no desire to leave Stamford Bridge.

The Dane - who has eight Under-21 international caps to his name - has been a key part of the Chelsea Academies triumphs at Under-18 and Under-21 level this season. Having appeared in the victorious FA Youth Cup final, the 18-year old also registered 21 appearances throughout the Under-21 season - playing a key role as Chelsea defeated Manchester City and Manchester United on their way to securing the Under-21 Premier League title.

The highly-rated youngster has also appeared for the Blues first team, albeit in two non-competitive matches; two post-season friendlies in 2013 saw the Dane come up against the might of Manchester City, and impress in two high-scoring losses.

However, the Mirror recently reported that Christensen wants to be playing first-team football, and is attempting to force a move away from Stamford Bridge, with City keen to tempt the youngster to Manchester.

Despite this worry for the Chelsea management, the defender has announced his desire to stay at Chelsea, in an interview with Danish media outlet

"I asked [the club] before I went on holiday what plans they have for me, and they said they have some ideas," the youngster said.

"I have not been told what ideas they have, but I will be told during the holidays.

"The ideal is to come up to the first team squad, but if they decide to send me out on loan I do like it, if that is what it takes to reach the first-team squad.

"But I would rather be in Chelsea and work and fight."

When discussing the supposed ultimatum that his father and agent gave to the club - which requested either first-team football or a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge - Christensen suggested that it was taken out of context.

"I think it was done more than it was," he said. "We have not made any ultimatum to the club.

"I have no plans to leave Chelsea."

These words will bring comfort to Jose Mourinho, who reportedly has high hopes for the youngster, as well as the legions of Chelsea fans who long to see an academy scholar cement their key position in the first-team - an act which has not occurred since 1998, when club legend John Terry made his debut.

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