Andreas Christensen’s future will be away from Chelsea if the Stamford Bridge club fail to tie him down to a new deal soon.

The defender’s contract runs down in June and no progress has been made so far over a new deal. The situation has resulted in interest from elsewhere, especially from Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

These claims were made in the English media and Mundo Deportivo, who have relayed it, have provided their own information on this case.

It’s said the Champions League winners have ‘already given up’ on retaining the centre-back beyond this season, meaning he will leave the Blues as a free agent in the summer.

The newspaper explains the ‘chances of Christensen ending up’ at the Camp Nou in the summer is ‘increasing’, something that has also been reported by Bild in Germany.

According to ‘sources familiar with the defender’s future plans’, the Bayern leaders are aware Xavi Hernández’s side have taken the lead in the chase to sign the Denmark international.

The Catalan club handle good reports about the Chelsea player from his loan spell at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Mundo explain the talks between Barcelona and the 25-year-old’s camp have ‘intensified’, and as of today, Thomas Tuchel’s man favours a move to the La Liga side over making a switch to Munich.