If Chelsea does not have plans to offer Danish defender Andreas Christensen first-team opportunities next season, then the Dane would not be short of suitors.
After performing above expectation in Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach over the past two seasons, Christensen has attracted the attention of several top European sides, with Inter Milan the latest big team to show an interest in his service.
The Italians are undergoing a major rebuilding project and are looking to add some quality players to their ranks this summer. They have identified Christensen as the type of player that they want.
The Dane did brilliantly in Germany and the Germans wanted to keep him for another year, but Chelsea refused, as they already have plans to offer him the opportunity to impress during the preseason.
This decision has not affected Inter’s pursuit of his signature.
Antonio Conte has not made up his mind whether he would keep him or not, but he is unlikely going to do so as he is still searching for more established defenders like Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci and Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk.
Sitting on the bench next season would not go down well for Christensen who has been playing regularly over the past two seasons.