In 2015, Chelsea allowed Andreas Christensen to join Borussia Mönchengladbach on a two-year loan deal and the defender made 62 appearances in the league during his temporary spell in Germany.

On his return to Stamford Bridge, the centre-back made 23 starts in the Premier League under Antonio Conte during last campaign, but hasn’t played a single minute in the league under Maurizio Sarri.

The former Napoli manager has used the centre-back pairing of Antonio Rüdiger and David Luiz, leaving the Danish international and Gary Cahill to settle for minutes in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup.

After playing regular football for the past three seasons, the 22-year-old has been forced to settle for a place on the bench and the player has admitted that he’ll consider his future if playing time is limited at the west London club.

“It has been a hard season. To be honest, it has been very difficult. I cannot stand to have so much patience again. Now I’m 22 years old and I really want to play,” Danish publication BT quote Christensen as saying.

“In the last three seasons, I’ve played regularly, so it’s clear that I don’t see myself staying if my current situation remains the same in the future.”

“It’s been difficult to get into the team, and when we get the good results that we currently do, it will only be even harder. It’s a gift for the team, but for me personally it has been a hard start of the season.

“I had looked forward to getting our new manager. We play really good football, explosively and offensively all you can wish for. So that’s great, but it’s really annoying that I’m not on the pitch when it happens.”

Christensen’s current deal at Stamford Bridge runs down in 2022 and for him to leave Chelsea, the Blues are likely to demand a hefty fee from potential suitors to part ways with their player.