Chelsea player set to leave after telling Chelsea he wants a new challenge

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According to Nathan Gissing, Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season after telling the club he wants a new challenge.

Christensen’s Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season and the Denmark international has stalled on extending his Chelsea contract.

Spanish side Barcelona and German champions Bayern Munich are interested in signing the 25 year old defender as a free agent at the end of the season.

He wrote on Twitter: “Christensen’s situation is still the same since weeks. He wants a new challenge and has communicated his decision to the club. His agents are in talks with Barcelona and Bayern Munich and are wanting a big signing on bonus.”

Meanwhile, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed Spanish side Barcelona are close to agreeing a deal to sign Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Chelsea captain is out of contract at the end of the season and the Blues are yet to offer him a new deal.

Barcelona have reportedly offered Azpilicueta a two-year deal to join the Spanish side at the end of the season as a free agent.

The Blues currently face the prospect of losing three defenders with the duo becoming free agents in the summer, along with Antonio Rudiger.

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