Andreas Christensen & Chelsea
John Terry has gone to Aston Villa, but Chelsea have a new centre half to pick next season.
Danish international defender Andreas Christensen is on his way back to Stamford Bridge after a two excellent seasons out on loan with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.
Christensen was successful for the Chelsea youth team earlier in his career, but has played just 12 Premier League minutes for the first team.
Looking ahead to the 2017-18 season, the big question will be if Antonio Conte throws the youngster into the team at the start of the season, or will Chelsea go out and buy a centre-back like Virgil Van Dijk or Leonardo Bonucci instead?
In that regard, Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio has thrown a spanner in the works with a short, but potentially big update.
Inter Milan make their move
According to Di Marzio, “Inter have recently made an inquiry with Chelsea for Andreas Christensen”.
It’s unclear what the nature of the inquiry was, or how Chelsea reacted.
Are Inter looking for a loan deal or a permanent one? Having shown a willingness to sell young talent (i.e. Nathan Ake has moved to Bournemouth), are Chelsea willing to listen to offers for Christensen? And is the player interested in playing at the San Siro?
Di Marzio further notes that Inter have other defensive targets too including Ajax’s Davidson Sanchez.
What we can say for sure is that Christensen has made it clear he one day wishes to return to Gladbach.
The break is now almost over, and my time with @borussia has officially come to an end(for now anyway). I wanna thank every one at the club for making my time there unforgettable, thank you to the fans for suporting the team trough thick and thin and a special thank you to my teammates for pushing me everyday. Its been an honor playing with you🙌🏼 hope to play with you again sometime, hopefully on the same side😉#einmalborusseimmerborusse
Last week the defender posted a goodbye message to the German club on social media, in which he wrote: Hope to play with you again sometime, hopefully on the same side.