Bayern Munich joins Barcelona in race for Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen
Bayern Munich join Barcelona this summer in the race for Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen, with the Blues defender out of contract and dwelling on a new deal to stay at Stamford Bridge.
- Bayern Munich and Barcelona are aiming for a transfer for Andreas Christensen
- The 25-year-old does not expire in the summer and is stuck because of a new deal
- Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants to keep the Denmark international
Bayern Munich have joined Barcelona by showing interest in signing Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.
The 25-year-old attacker is out of contract this summer and is now free to speak with foreign clubs. He was offered new terms by Chelsea earlier this season, but has yet to agree.
Bayern and Barca are looking at options for free players and have added the Danish centre-back to their lists, as have Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is a target for both Bayern Munich and Barcelona
Boss Thomas Tuchel keen to keep Denmark international blocking new deal
Chelsea are also continuing to explore full-back options, despite Kenedy being recalled from his Flamengo loan deal.
The Blues are left with back problems after Ben Chilwell was out for the season following knee surgery and Reece James sidelined for two months with a hamstring injury.
The injuries have remained with only one recognized full-back in Marcos Alonso and the Chelsea boss has decided to bring Kenedy back to Stamford Bridge.
They have been turned down three ways to break Emerson Palmieri’s loan from Lyon, but retain a stake in, among others, Sergino Dest, which is worth a £20 million rating.
Should Chelsea lose Christensen, the Blues could make a move for Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule.
Chelsea tried to recall Emerson Palmeri from his loan spell at Lyon, but it was rejected
Tuchel could turn to Bayern compatriot Niklas Sule if Christensen leaves
The 26-year-old is rumored to have turned down a new deal with his current employers and also turned down the option to join Newcastle United.
Barcelona are interested in Sule’s services, and should Christensen or Antonio Rudiger, who is also not under contract, leave Stamford Bridge, Chelsea and manager Thomas Tuchel would have to act quickly to secure the Germans’ signature.