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Andreas Christensen’s father and agent issued a warning to Chelsea that his son will seek to leave the club in January if he’s not back in Chelsea’s first team.

The 22-year-old is yet to make a Premier League appearance for Chelsea this season but he has featured in all of Chelsea’s Europa League games this season. Christensen also started Chelsea’s Carabao Cup victory over Liverpool.

Speaking to Danish television, Christensen’s father and agent, Sten said: “If his situation doesn’t change around Christmas, we’ll obviously schedule a chat with Chelsea and say, ‘Okay, what can we do for Andreas? Can we move him?’

“For me it’s not a loan again. Either it’s Chelsea or else he needs to leave. I don’t think a loan is the optimal situation for Andreas. It’s sort of either or.

“I think, unfortunately, Chelsea have too many players who just go out on loan if [the club] isn’t going to use them and I don’t think Andreas should get caught in that.

“I’m of the conviction that we’ll attempt to move Andreas in the winter time [if he’s not playing]. Around Christmas, something else needs to happen.”

Maurizio Sarri has now responded to the comments made by Christensen’s father with the Chelsea boss insisting he is not interested.

“I am not interested with the father,” Sarri said.

“I think in the first part of the season David and Rudiger have played very well so it is not easy to change. In the last 6 he has played in three.

“For his father the Europa League may not be important, but for us it is.

“He is young, he can improve. He is a technical player so is suitable for our way of football.”

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