Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has reportedly emerged as a target for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund next summer.

A recent report from Fichajes has offered an update on Borussia Dortmund’s transfer policy. The Bundesliga giants are aiming for a massive overhaul in the summer transfer window after a disappointing start to the campaign. While the club is currently struggling financially, they are hoping to make use of the funds they could generate from Erling Haaland’s sale to bring in new players next season.

One of the players Dortmund are keeping an eye on is Andreas Christensen. The Danish centre-back is joined by his Chelsea teammate Timo Werner in a list of five players targeted by the Black and Yellows ahead of a major rebuild in the summer.

A product of the Brondby academy, Christensen offers Bundesliga experience, having featured in 82 matches for Borussia Monchengladbach in his two-year loan spell with the Foals. He has also enjoyed immense success at Chelsea, especially under Thomas Tuchel over the past 12 months. The defender notably played a key role in their Champions League triumph and has built an impressive partnership alongside Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva.

However, it appears Christensen’s days at Stamford Bridge could be numbered with his current contract expiring at the end of the season. Although the Dane has indicated his desire to extend his stay in West London, he has attracted widespread interest from major European clubs such as FC Barcelona.

A very redeeming display from Andres Chiristensen tonight. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Set for a return to the Bundesliga? (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Even Borussia Dortmund are now prepared to snap him up on a free transfer in the summer. With Mats Hummels struggling with form and speculation surrounding the future of Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marco Rose could welcome the addition of a star defender like Christensen. The Chelsea centre-back can build a solid foundation alongside Manuel Akanji next season, helping the club truly challenge Bayern Munich.

At the same time, it appears the Ruhrpott giants may have to part ways with Erling Haaland. Chelsea, for one, are among the clubs interested in the services of the Norwegian sensation. In fact. the Blues might be prepared to sign the young striker by offloading Romelu Lukaku, who is now a target for Paris Saint-Germain.

Christensen and Werner, to that end, could become very crucial pawns for Chelsea in their potential pursuit of Erling Haaland, although they may have to secure a new deal for Christensen in order to hold any leverage over the player.

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