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Barcelona, Bayern Munich leading race to sign Chelsea star, claims Fabrizio Romano

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Barcelona, Bayern Munich leading race to sign Chelsea star, claims Fabrizio Romano

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Bayern Munich and Barcelona are leading the race to sign Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.

The Danish defender came through the ranks at Cobham before making his first-team debut for Chelsea in 2014 in a League Cup match against Shrewsbury Town.

He has since made 148 appearances for the Blues while also going away on loan for two seasons to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Christensen is now an important part of the Chelsea defence under Thomas Tuchel.

However, his situation has changed this season as he is in the final year of his contract.

The player is reportedly unhappy with the wages he is being offered on his new deal and is prepared to leave at the end of the season.

Other clubs want Christensen

Chelsea’s unwillingness to raise their offer for Christensen has raised interest from other European giants.

Barcelona and Bayern are leading the race, and other Premier League clubs are also interested in signing him.

However, Christensen will reportedly not join any other club in England due to his respect for the Blues.

Christensen has less than six months left on his current deal and is currently free to negotiate a pre-contract with any non-English club.

Chelsea will have to act fast to retain the Danish defender.

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