Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen is stalling over a new Stamford Bridge contract amid growing fears that his burgeoning career will continue to stall in west London.
According to the Daily Mirror, Jose Mourinho is eager to tie the Danish defender down to a long-term deal before allowing him to join Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan.
Christensen is keen to test himself in Germany as he looks to ascertain regular first-team football, but appears reluctant to commit himself to the Premier League champions if opportunities are going to be limited.
The 19-year-old has made two senior appearances for the Blues to date, after making his debut in a League Cup clash against Shrewsbury Town last October.
However, the talented teenager found more minutes difficult to come by and that’s why he is believed to be considering his future at Chelsea.
With just 12 months remaining on his current agreement it’s easy to see why Mourinho is reluctant to let Christensen go to Borussia-Park before a resolution is reached, although the Portuguese coach would be happy for the player to link up with Lucien Favre’s side as long as he puts pen to paper on an extension.
Juventus still keen on Oscar
Juventus manager Massimo Allegri has confirmed his interest in signing Chelsea playmaker Oscar this summer after naming the Brazil international as a possible acquisition for the Serie ‘A’ champions in the forthcoming transfer window.
Alongside Real Madrid’s Isco the Blues ace has been identified as an ideal No.10 that would fit into the Italian giants’ line-up next term, although it remains to be seen whether Jose Mourinho would be willing to cash-in on the 23-year-old.
Chelsea eye Aleksandar Mitrovic
Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is being linked with a surprise £15 million move to Chelsea after it was reported that Jose Mourinho is considering a bid for the Serbia international.
The 20-year-old is believed to be seeking wages of around £60,000-a-week at a club that can offer him the opportunity to play in the Champions League - something that the Blues would be able to honour should they firm up their alleged interest when the transfer window reopens later this week.