Bundesliga club failed in January attempts to take Chelsea star on loan

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea rejected an approach from Bundesliga outfit Schalke in January transfer window as they looked to land Andreas Christensen on loan.

According to a German tabloid newspaper Bild, via Calcio Mercato, the Germans were keen to sign Christensen in the winter market, but Chelsea refused to let him leave.

Andreas has found minutes hard to come by this campaign and, up until the recent victory against Huddersfield, has been behind German star Antonio Rudiger and South American David Luiz in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

The Danish star started alongside Luiz as Chelsea beat Jan Siewert’s Huddersfield 5-0, a game in which new signing Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain netted his first two goals for the club.

It was his first EPL appearance since he started at the back in the Blues’ 2-1 defeat to Wolves in December – his only other league outing of the campaign so far.

In spite of his lack of involvement, the west London heavyweights turned down Schalke’s offer to take Andreas Christensen on loan to the Bundesliga.

This season, in all competitions, (Europa League EFL Cup, Premier League, FA Cup), the 25-year-old central defender has made 14 appearances and provided one assist for his club thus far.

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