Chelsea transfer news: Barcelona ‘to swoop for Andreas Christensen’ to solve centre-back crisis

Barcelona are reportedly lining up a January move for Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen.

The La Liga champions currently have just two fit centre-backs, one left-back and no right-backs following the latest injury to Thomas Vermaelen.

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Andreas Christensen has been restricted to appearing in cup games this season

Christensen, 22, has fallen out of favour under Blues boss Maurizio Sarri and the Dane has admitted he is unhappy with his current situation at the club.

“If you asked every player that’s not playing if they’re happy, they’re going to say no,” he said. “Everyone wants to play.

“Not playing is not fun. It’s a different situation to last season.”

Head coach Ernesto Valverde has said he wants ‘four centre-backs who can play’ and he is expected to add to his defensive ranks in January.

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Christensen has become second-choice at Stamford Bridge

And according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Christensen is top of the club’s wishlist.

La Liga is currently in its winter break, but injuries to Samuel Umtiti, Sergi Roberto, Nelson Semedo and now Vermaelen have emphasised the need for more depth.

 

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