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Andreas Christensen has reportedly been approached by other Premier League clubs but will reject them out of respect for Chelsea.
The 25-year-old defender is out of contract in June and looks increasingly likely to leave, despite the Blues’ best efforts.
A host of clubs are interested in the Danish international, but Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has offered an update on his future via Twitter. He said that several Premier League clubs have approached Christensen regarding a summer move.
However, the centre-half wants to respect Chelsea so will not consider a proposal for any English clubs as Bayern Munich and Barcelona lead the chase for his signature.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have reportedly had a second bid for defender Diego Carlos rejected by Sevilla.
Sevilla initially turned down The Magpies’ first offer and weren’t swayed by Toon’s improved follow-up bid – said to be £25million.
And according to Goal, only a ‘great’ offer will tempt the LaLiga side to consider doing business with Eddie Howe’s side.
However, Sunderland are having better luck than their Tyneside neighbours in the transfer market as they managed to sign Stoke City’s experienced defender Danny Batth.
Batth’s recruitment comes just days after Black Cats boss Lee Johnson has revealed he is considering an ambitious move to bring Jermain Defoe back to the club.
And finally, Aston Villa have signed Robin Olsen on loan until the end of the season.
The 53-times capped Swedish international completed a loan move from Roma and revealed it was a no-brainer once a club with Villa’s ambition came calling.
Upon inking the deal, he beamed: “It was an easy choice from the very first call I had from my agent. I decided to do whatever I could to sign for Villa.
“When I woke up this morning and I knew I was signing for the club I was really happy.”
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