The blues plan to play returning loanee Christensen in the first team “every week” and will not use him as a compliment in a deal for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, according to the defender’s father.
Christensen is set to return to Stamford Bridge this summer after two years on loan to Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, during which the Dane has developed into one of Europe’s finest young defenders.
There have been rumors however that, despite Chelsea fans wanting to see the 21-year-old back at Stamford Bridge, Christensen could be given to Southampton as a spice up in Chelsea’s attempts to lure their captain, Van Dijk.
However Christensen’s father iterated that his son will not be facing another loan and is returning to Chelsea to play in the starting XI on a weekly basis.
Sten Christensen hinted Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet: “Andreas will not be used in a barter and play for Southampton. There are no ways for this to happen.
“Andreas should is too good to be on the bench. He has played solidly for two seasons. Therefore, it is also planned for the future that he will play every week.”
Christensen has played in 27 Bundesliga matches this campaign for Monchengladbach, scoring twice for the German team.