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Barcelona make official contact for Chelsea star

Timothy Aiyeku

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Andreas Christensen

Spanish giants Barcelona are reported to be in talks with Chelsea over the possible signature of Danish central defender Andreas Christensen in the coming January transfer window after making official contacts.

The La Liga giants are desperate to secure a replacement for Samuel Umtiti who is injured and likely to have a knee surgery which is expected to see him out of action for a number of weeks.

With Andreas Christensen being out of favour at the Stamford Bridge, he could be lured out of England especially if the right offers are made for him by the Spanish side.

Although, manager Maurizio Sarri is not willing to let Andreas Christensen leave despite not having enough playing time as he wishes to have a standard back-up should cases of injuries or loss in form arises.

This, therefore, makes it difficult for Barcelona to be able to convince the West London side into having Andreas Christensen sold as early as in the January transfer window.

Efforts by Barcelona to secure high profile defenders have continued to drag as most clubs are unwilling to release their assets away.

However, they Blues will be forced to release Andreas Christensen for a move to Barcelona if the player is insisting on leaving the club.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.