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Christensen set to sign new deal

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is set to sign a new deal at the club.

His current contract expires at the end of the season and at, one stage, it looked like he was regarded as a squad player at best at Stamford Bridge, so much so that they initially offered him less than his current salary of £78,000 a week when negotiating fresh terms with him.

However, since then, there has been a dramatic improvement in his performance levels, especially since Thomas Tuchel took charge of the helm, that he is now regarded as an integral part of the team’s defence.

And his reward is a new pay packet with £120,000 a week.

He has started four of the five Premier League games that the club, who top the table, have played so far, and with question marks continuing to surround the future of team-mate Antonio Rüdiger, securing his future gives Tuchel one less thing to worry about.

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