Danish defender Andreas Christensen, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has not given up on the idea of staying at Chelsea.
That is despite his representatives meeting with Bayern Munich in December about a possible free transfer in the summer.
However, to extend his contract in West London, he is looking for a substantial pay increase.
He is currently among the lowest paid players in the first-team squad with a salary reported to be around É84,000 a week.
In order to stay, he is looking to see that figure doubled.
Several times it has been said that he was on the verge of signing a new deal at the club he joined as s a 15-year old, only for talks to stall on each occasion.
Although Thiago Silva recently signed a new one year deal, the futures of fellow defenders Antonio Rüdiger and Cesar Azpilicueta are similarly undecided, with both of them also in the last six months of their own current deals with the West London club.
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