Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen in ‘advanced talks’ with Barcelona over summer free transfer with contract expiring

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Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen in 'advanced talks' with Barcelona over summer free transfer with contract expiring

According to reports, Andreas Christensen is in talks with Barcelona for a free transfer.

The Chelsea centre-back’s contract expires at the end of the season.

Andreas Christensen in advanced talks to join Barcelona on free transfer

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Andreas Christensen in advanced talks to join Barcelona on free transfercredit: getty

And as such it is increasingly likely that he will not sign an extension to Stamford Bridge after rejecting several extensions.

He is now able to sign a pre-contract deal with a new club to join in the summer.

Christensen teamed up with KIN agency around Christmas, where Lionel Messi’s older brother Rodrigo has huge interests.

And Sport in Spain, the Danish defender, 25, and his representative are holding extensive discussions with the veterans of the Nou Camp.

The Catalan side is very keen on Christensen as they look to strengthen their back line.

There were talks about a possible transfer a few years back.

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But this time, cash-strapped Barca know they can secure the 55-cap star without paying the transfer fee.

The report said that Christensen has dreamed of playing for Barcelona for many years.

However, this is yet to be completed and several Premier League clubs are said to be interested in the former Brnby youngster.

The centre-half, however, wants to be respected by Chelsea, therefore will not consider an offer from any English club as Bayern Munich also fight for his signature.

Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid have also been linked in one fell swoop.

Christensen has played 21 matches this season under Thomas Tuchel, scoring two goals.

The Blues risk losing fellow defenders Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta this summer with their contracts expiring.

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