Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has said that he will resist a January return to Stamford Bridge and see out the remainder of the season with Borussia Monchengladbach.
The 20-year-old is in the second season of his two-year loan deal with the Bundesliga outfit and has developed into one of the most-promising defenders in the league.
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Recent reports suggested that Blues manager Antonio Conte is keen to strengthen his defensive options and recall the Denmark international, who he sees as a perfect fit in his three-man defence, once the transfer window reopens.
Speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Manchester City, Christensen was quick to reiterate his desire to remain with the German side.
“We aren’t in talks with Chelsea. I’m staying at Borussia,” he said.
“I’m just focusing on tomorrow’s game.”
Gladbach are keen to sign the youngster on a permanent basis and have already had two bids turned down by the London club.
Sporting director Max Eberl recently spoke of his determination to keep hold of former Brondby youth player.
Christensen joined Chelsea back in 2012 but has made just one Premier League appearance for the Blues, back in May 2015.
He has attracted interest from a number of major European clubs during his loan-spell in Germany, with Barcelona and Bayern Munich believed to be keeping taps on the youngster.