Chelsea were chasing their tail in the race to secure Andreas Christensen’s future ahead of the horrific January transfer window.
While this winter period provides some excitement for many parties as the rumor mill moves into fifth gear, for Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel faces losing some key players and Roman Abramovich could miss an early day save opportunity.
The Danish midfielders as well as Thiago Silva, Caesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger see their current deals at Stamford Bridge expire in 2022, but more importantly they will be vulnerable to adjusting to their future elsewhere.
In January, the quartet will be eligible to engage in pre-contract talks with clubs over free-entrants in the summer, and while Marina Granovskaya has four futures contracts to juggle, Christensen has proven to be the toughest client.
football london He understands that the West London side felt as if they had agreed terms with Christensen’s representative over a new five-year contract in August.
However, nothing was signed and a dispute surfaced about the length of the proposed deal and the representative’s commission.
There is still an expectation at Cobham that the 25-year-old will extend his stay at Stamford Bridge, but the saga is beginning to draw parallels with Sergio Ramos’ catalog of contract issues at Real Madrid which gives Granovskaya an alternative perspective to consider. January.
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While Christensen and Ramos are polar opposites as to what stage they are at in their careers, Los Blancos finally hit the bullet and refused to be bullied to extend the latter’s future.
Florentino Perez accepted the fate of his club and waved goodbye to the 16-year-old defender, who joined PSG for free.
To counter the Spaniard’s departure, Real Madrid made their own free signing in the form of David Alaba while also bolstering their midfield for just £27.9m despite the duo joining with a cumulative market value of £99m, according to Transfer Market.
Chelsea already appear to be on course to achieve the same deal by emerging as a potential bidder for Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule ahead of the January transfer window, according to The Guardian.
The report claims that the 26-year-old midfielder has previously attempted to engineer a move to England before, and as Alaba was, Sule is a player the Bundesliga champions want to hold on to as he enters the final months of his contract. .
Singing from the Real Madrid hymn sheet, Granovskaya could assuage any doubts about welcoming a new midfielder to the club just as Carlo Ancelotti did for Eduardo Camavinga.
Chelsea ‘ready to accelerate’ their pursuit of Aurélien Tchouaméni following Juventus’ interest, according to an Italian website. TuttoMercatoWeb.
The 21-year-old has impressed for club and country this season and earned £50m, according to a Spanish newspaper. Marker.
Hypothetically, with the signing of Sule and Chuamini, Chelsea are mimicking Real Madrid’s transfer plan that saved them from collapse at the expense of a departure that left them empty-handed.
While Christensen is the club’s longtime butler and he’s too good to be left for free. If no deal is reached, Chelsea could draw confidence from Real Madrid’s success having reached a similar crossroads only last year.
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