Report: Andreas Christensen in ‘positive’ talks over new five-year Chelsea contract

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Andreas Christensen is in talks with Chelsea about extending his contract.

Christensen is one of many promising talents currently turning out at Stamford Bridge, and the 18-year-old has already made his full debut for the side in the 2-1 League Cup victory over Shrewsbury.

A Danish Under-21 international who can play at central defence as well as full-back, Christensen moved to West London as a 15-year-old from Brondby, and signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2013.

He is highly rated in the academy system, and, having been part of the Under-18 FA Youth Cup winning side, as well as the Under-21 Premier League winners of 2013/14, he was said to be on the radar of Manchester City, who were looking to prise him away from London with the promise of first-team football and a bumper contract.

However, he remained at Stamford Bridge, and has become a consistent first-team trainer who regularly travels with squads on matchdays as cover. The faith shown in the youngster by head coach Jose Mourinho has given him belief that he can be a success for Chelsea, and Danish media outlet are reporting that the coach has given the go ahead for the club to tie the youngster down to a new long-term contract.

The youngster’s father and agent Sten Christensen confirmed that talks were ongoing, and claimed that both parties are enjoying a ‘positive dialogue’.

“It is true that we had a meeting Tuesday,” Christensen admitted. “We are in a positive dialogue with Chelsea, but the more I do not want to say. It is a matter that we take internally with Chelsea.”

The news is welcome to Blues fans, with the young defender believed to be the long-term replacement for current right-back Branislav Ivanovic.

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