‘We’re losing him’ – Thomas Tuchel finally CONFIRMS Andreas Christensen will quit Chelsea days after FA Cup controversy

ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN will leave Chelsea at the end of the season, Thomas Tuchel has revealed.

Christensen, 26, has spent nine years at Chelsea but is out of contract in the summer.

The Blues had offered him a new contract but uncertainty surrounding the takeover cast doubt on his future.

And now Tuchel has confirmed his exit this summer, stating: "We're losing him."

According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano Christensen agreed a deal with Barcelona weeks ago, with the Spanish giants also linked to Cesar Azpilicueta.

Tuchel confirmed the news while revealing Christensen refused to play in the FA Cup final.

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The Dane said he was not ready to play against Liverpool despite completing 90 minutes against Leeds a few days prior.

A source close to Christensen claimed the player had felt unwell in the days leading up to the biggest domestic match of the season.

But fellow Chelsea stars were left bewildered when Christensen left the team hotel.

His departure leaves Tuchel desperately short at the back so his priority when the transfer window opens could be to sign a defender.

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Chelsea are still said to be keen on Sevilla star Jules Kounde after having multiple bids for the centre-back rejected last summer.

Villarreal star Pau Torres is also believed to have caught Chelsea's eye but Manchester United will battle the west Londoners for the Spaniard.

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