6 ft 2 defender on the verge to sign four-year contract at Chelsea

By | August 29, 2021

Chelsea are reportedly close to agreeing a new four-year deal with Danish centre-back Andreas Christensen.

The 25-year-old defender is now in the final 12 months of his current contract, however, the Blues have been in talks over an extension for around two months as they look to tie him down with a new long-term deal.

Goal reports that Danish defender has now agreed terms on a four-year deal, which includes an option for the team to extend that by 12 months.

The Denmark international will earn a ‘significant’ pay rise on his current deal, which could keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2026.

A number of other teams were believed to be interested in signing Christensen, however, he is now set to commit his long-term future to the Champions League holders.

Christensen has arrived at Chelsea as a youth player in 2012 and has gone on to make 130 first-team games for the club.

Meanwhile, West Ham United have finalised the signing of Chelsea 26-year-old defender Kurt Zouma, the transfer fee is believed to be at £25m.

“I’m very happy and very proud,” Zouma told West Ham TV.

“My conversation with the manager went very fast. I just felt like he really wanted me to come and join the team, especially a good team that’s started the season very, very well.”