Chelsea’s Danish centre-back Andreas Christensen has reportedly caught the fancy of Inter Milan.
According to a report by TransferMarketWeb, Inter Milan are keen on signing Andreas Christensen from Chelsea this summer. The player has been eager to establish himself as a regular member of manager Antonio Conte’s squad, but is now believed to be seeking greener pastures.
The Danish centre-back was first sent out on loan when Jose Mourinho was still in charge of the Blues. He has spent two seasons with Borussia Monchengladbach but is still struggling to find a spot for himself in the first-team squad, with Conte signing Antonio Rudiger this summer.
Christensen appeared for the Bundesliga club on 40 occasions last season and was a crucial part of the squad. In fact, the club were also keen on a move to sign the promising youngster, but the deal did not materialize.
While it might seem like he could have better chances at Stamford Bridge following John Terry’s departure, Conte is unlikely to become too reliant on a player who will need a considerable amount of time to settle into the demands of the Premier League.
Furthermore, Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta have established a strong partnership in Chelsea’s back-line, thanks to Conte’s trademark 3-4-3 formation, which did end up being responsible for many of the Blues’ triumphs last season.
Conte is not a manager who loves to experiment too much with a tried-and-tested formula, which could mean that Christensen will find a significant lack of opportunities if he chooses to stay back, considering Rudiger is also an option for Conte.
Christensen is only 21 years old and, thus, first-team football should be a priority for the player even if it comes at the cost of losing out on big trophies. He clearly has the talent as proved during his stint with Gladbach. Signing for Inter Milan could be the best option for the youngster since he needs to ensure he clocks regular playing time.
Regardless of where he ends up this summer, Christensen has enough potential to prove to be a value asset for the club over time. As things stand, a move to San Siro might be most likely for the Danish centre-back.