Borussia Monchengladbach will try to negotiate a permanent deal for young Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen this summer, their sporting director Max Eberl has claimed.
Christensen, 20, is currently on a two-year loan spell at the German club and has made considerable progress this term, racking up 35 appearances in all competitions.
Since moving to Germany, Christensen has also established himself in the Denmark national team and made his first start against Iceland last month.
And now, according to Eberl, Monchengladbach are intent on cutting short Christensen’s loan deal and signing him on a permanent deal.
“You can be sure that we will do everything we can to sign him on a long-term contract,” he told club members at their annual meeting.
Chelsea are keen for Christensen to see out his loan spell in Germany before assessing whether he is ready to make the step up to the first team at Stamford Bridge.
However, should Monchengladbach stump up a tempting offer this summer then Chelsea may consider cash in on the defender.