MX23RW : Monday, September 27 07:48:45| >> :60:3297:3297:

Andreas Christensen 'wanted by Barcelona next summer'

Christensen 'wanted by Barca next summer'
© Reuters
Barcelona want to sign Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen next summer, according to a report.

Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal is reportedly keen to bring Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen to the club in next summer's transfer window.

The Spanish side are short of first-team options in central defence, with Samuel Umtiti struggling to overcome a knee problem and Jean-Clair Todibo finding it difficult to settle at the club.

As a result, head coach Ernesto Valverde has not been given much of an opportunity to rest first-choice pairing Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet during the 2019-20 campaign.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Christensen has emerged as a target for the Catalan giants, who will also look to sign a new full-back and striker ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Christensen has not turned out for Chelsea in the Premier League since the end of September due to injury, although he did make the bench against Crystal Palace before the international break.

The 23-year-old will see his current deal at Stamford Bridge expire in the summer of 2022.

ID:380228: cacheID:380228:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2478:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Luis Suarez celebrates scoring for Barcelona on October 2, 2019
Read Next:
How Barcelona could line up against Celta
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool64201541114
2Manchester CityMan City64111211113
3Chelsea64111221013
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd6411135813
5Everton6411127513
6Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham6321138511
8Aston Villa631297210
9Brentford62318539
10Arsenal6303510-59
11Tottenham HotspurSpurs630349-59
12Watford621379-27
13Leicester CityLeicester6213710-37
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves620435-26
15Crystal Palace512258-35
16Southampton604247-34
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle6033714-73
18Leeds UnitedLeeds6033614-83
19Burnley6024511-62
20Norwich CityNorwich6006216-140

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!