Andreas Christensen is one of the most sought-after central defenders on the transfer market. After all, the Dane can leave Chelsea free of charge after the season. With FC Bayern, a Bundesliga club should also get involved in poker for the former Gladbacher. However, FC Barcelona is also courting the 25-year-old.
According to the Spanish “Sports” the Catalans are vying for Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen and César Azpilicueta. Both defenders are available on a free basis due to their expiring contracts should the duo decide against staying in London.
There is currently a lot of speculation about Christensen’s future. In recent weeks, the defender has been associated in particular with FC Barcelona and FC Bayern. After Niklas Süle’s contract extension failed, the Munich team is still looking for a new defensive player. According to media reports, FC Bayern has Christensen on the list.
FC Bayern threatens transfer defeat
However, the Bundesliga club is apparently threatened with a transfer defeat, because according to the “Sport” from Spain, FC Barcelona seems to be ahead at the moment. Accordingly, the Spanish first division club has made an offer to Christensen and expects an answer in the coming week. Apparently, Barca have legitimate hopes for an agreement.
Azpilicueta’s chances are also good. The 32-year-old is a real institution at Chelsea. The right-back has played a total of 457 competitive games in his long career for the Blues. As a result, Azpilicueta has long worn the captain’s armband with the Londoners.
At the end of his career, the 36-time Spain international could look for a new adventure and move to his home country. Azpilicueta was once trained at CA Osasuna.