Chelsea win race to land Danish starlet

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Chelsea have won the race to sign Danish starlet Andreas Christensen, according to reports.

The Daily Mail is claiming Andre Villas-Boas' side have beaten off strong competition from around Europe to secure the signature of the 15-year-old, with Ajax, Bayern Munich and Manchester City all credited with an interest.

However, the Danish U17 international has opted for Stamford Bridge and Chelsea, with a lucrative offer enough to lure the teenager to west London.

It's also claimed that the player's father has been handed a job in the Chelsea academy, working as a goalkeeping coach with the club's youth department.

The centre half will join Chelsea at the end of the season, leaving Brondby to join the Barclays Premier League giants in the English capital.

Christensen's signing will come as a timely boost to Villas-Boas, who has come under increasing pressure at Chelsea after a poor run of form, which came to an end with Saturday's emphatic 3-0 win over Wolves.

The signing also adds another string to the manager's bow in terms of building for the future at the club, with the defender the latest in a line of young players moving to Chelsea after a spending spree in the summer on some of Europe's top talent - including Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata and Oriol Romeu.

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