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Andreas Christensen is expected to return to Chelsea in the summer

The Daily Mail claim Antonio Conte is keen for the centre-back to have a staring role at Stamford Bridge.

The talented younger defender is currently on loan at the Bundesliga outfit.

“Andreas Christensen is expected to return to Chelsea in the summer”

However, it’s suggested any permanent deal depended on the Blues buying Juventus superstar Leonardo Bonucci.

That move now looks dead in the water after the Italian committed his future to the Old Lady.

Christensen is in the second year of his two-year loan spell with Gladbach.

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Antonio Conte wants Andreas Christensen back at Chelsea

He’s been linked with a New Year return to west London as Antonio Conte looks to reinforce his back line.

But Christensen is focussed on his loan with the Bundesliga club and isn’t expected to return to Stamford Bridge anytime soon.

Speaking last month, he said: “We aren’t in talks with Chelsea. I’m staying at Borussia.”