Though the Transfer Tavern was sent into delirious delight upon hearing John Terry would be extending his stay at Chelsea, there is little doubt the Blues bastion is nearing the end of his glittering Stamford stay.
So, the West Londoners in this evening have been delighted to read reports from the Daily Mail that the club have already identified an in-house successor to the 35-year old.
And that they are not prepared to sell him.
It is understood that the fallen Premier League champions will reject any approaches from Borussia Monchengladbach to convert Andreas Christensen’s loan spell into a permanent one.
The Dane has another year to go on his loan in Germany, though proved to be a formidable defender in the Bundesliga and picked up their Player of the Year gong.
As a result, the Germans were thought to be ready to smash their transfer record to land the 20-year old on a long-term deal, though that is unwelcome news in SW6.
Inbound manager Antonio Conte is said to be willing to cut his chase of two top class to just one in the knowledge the Denmark star is developing into a stoic defender.
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