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Thomas Tuchel issues Andreas Christensen with Chelsea contract ultimatum


Andreas Christensen has found himself on the bench in recent weeks (Picture: Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel has called on Andreas Christensen to prove his commitment to Chelsea by signing a new contract.

The defender’s current deal expires next summer and both the club and the Dane’s camp have held extensive talks over extending his stay at Stamford Bridge.

Christensen hasn’t played for the Blues since the international break earlier this month and Tuchel has hinted part of the reason for that is due to his contract situation.

‘No, it is the opposite,’ Tuchel replied when asked if a lack of playing time hinders his chances of a new deal.

‘We have to hope that it influences the contract situation a little bit. My understanding was that it is a matter of a very short period that we have good news.

‘I said this in the national break, that for me it is a matter of days that we think that we can have good news about Andreas.

‘As I understand it, the club want the same, and so do the coach and player. That is to stay, and that’s why we need the commitment and then we can continue.’

Andreas Christensen is yet to agree a new deal with the Blues (Picture: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Despite Tuchel thinking the matter had been sorted it remains to be seen what Christensen’s decision will be on his future.

Chelsea already face a similar situation with Antonio Rudiger’s contract but it seems Tuchel has now made it clear Christensen needs to come to a conclusion as soon as possible to resolve the situation.

‘We have been waiting since a long time now for confirmation and it is on Andreas to act how he acts on the pitch,’ Tuchel added.

‘He needs to act now off the pitch and walk the talk because he tells us he loves Chelsea and that he wants to stay.

‘He says he wants to be a big part of this club, because he is a big part, and I think he is a perfect fit. He is not done here yet and his career is far from finished at Chelsea.

‘He can still develop and be a big player. But it is on him. We want the commitment and hopefully we get it.’


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