The Blues want to bring Andreas Christensen back to the club but Monchengladbach want to keep him
Chelsea are set to have a battle on their hands to keep Andreas Christensen at the club.
The defender is currently on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach and has been with the German side for the last two seasons.
Loan deal expires in summer
His loan deal with the side is set to expire at the end of the current campaign and after being impressed with his performances in the Bundesliga, Antonio Conte is set to keep the defender at the Blues next year rather than loaning him out again or selling him.
Monchengladbach seemed happy to adhere to these wishes and let him go back to Stamford Bridge without attempting to sign him but it appears they have now made a dramatic U-turn.
According to reports from the Express, Max Eberl (who is the current Sporting Director at Monchengladbach) wants to push to try and sign Christensen on a permanent deal, rather than letting him go back to Chelsea.
It means that the Blues could now have a battle on their hands to keep hold of him, with the Bundesliga side wanting to try and keep him in Germany on a permanent basis.
He won’t be too cheap after his impressive displays over in Germany but his value is believed to be around £15m – although Chelsea could hold out for more.