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Chelsea increasingly confident of extending defender's stay

Chelsea increasingly confident of extending defender's stay

Andreas Christensen news

Chelsea confident of Christensen stay

Chelsea are increasingly confident of keeping Andreas Christensen at the club, Football Insider claims.

The Dane has eight months left on his existing deal, and it was recently claimed that contract talks had stalled.

However, that does not appear the case, and the Blues are confident of extending his stay for the long-term.

The club are in advanced negotiations with the player's father, and there is a strong belief that he will sign a new deal

Christensen struggled for regular game time under former boss Frank Lampard, and he was regularly on the bench.

His situation changed under Thomas Tuchel earlier this year, and he has continued to remain a regular starter.

The 25-year-old has publicly admitted that he would like to continue at the club, and a new deal could be sealed soon.

The Blues face Newcastle United at St James' Park tomorrow. They have a slender one-point lead at the top of the table.

Christensen is expected to start the game, having sat out against Norwich City last weekend. He was also absent in midweek.