Andreas Christensen has been urged by Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel to show his commitment to the club by signing a new contract.
Tuchel said that he believed he had achieved an arrangement with Christensen, whose contract is up next summer. However, once the Denmark defender’s demands altered, the extension has remained unsigned.
Following an initial agreement, Christensen’s representative apparently reversed course and asked that the five-year contract be lowered to only three years.
Christensen has been benched for Chelsea’s previous three games, with Tuchel implying that it has something to do with the defender’s unwillingness to sign a new contract.
“We’re hoping that (Christensen’s inaction) will have a small impact on the contract issue,” Tuchel added.
“I thought Andreas wanted the same thing as me and the club a few weeks ago.” However, confirmation has taken a long time.
“He needs to act the same way off the field as he does on it, and he needs to walk the talk.” He says he adores Chelsea and wishes to remain there. He’s an important member of a prestigious organization. We’re looking for an agreement.”