Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen has spent the last two seasons at German side Borussia Monchengladbach, and the Danish centre-back will return to his parent club at the end of the season.
Christensen has been marked to be a world-class defender, and he has already shown great promise while on loan at Monchengladbach.
Monchengladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl has admitted that he would be keen to re-sign the centre-half, either on loan or permanently.
“We will lose him, because he has to return,” Eberl told Kicker. “This is certain.
“But, if he does pre-season at Chelsea and then does not play the role that he hopes to, we have the chance to talk again as a club where he has gained two years’ good experience.
“It could also be that he plays. Or it may be the case that they want to sell him for €25 million, then we would be out of the race.
“But there are still these opportunities, because Andreas is incredibly comfortable in Gladbach and he, I think, would like to stay in Gladbach.
“He would also like to be a regular in Chelsea’s starting XI, but they have just become champions who will play in the Champions League and will also want to achieve something next season.
“In any case, Andreas feels very comfortable in Gladbach.”