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January transfer window: Chelsea's Christensen signs new long-term deal

Last updated on: January 10, 2018 12:46 IST

Chelsea's Andreas Christensen

Chelsea centre back Andreas Christensen has signed a new 4-1/2 year contract after impressive performances this season following a loan spell in Germany, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Denmark international has made 22 appearances for the English champions this term having cemented his place at the heart of Antonio Conte's three-man defence.

Christensen returned to Chelsea in the close season after two years on loan at Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

 

"It feels really good to sign a new contract and I’m just happy to be committed to Chelsea for the future. I’ve played a lot of games, I’m enjoying it at the club and everything is working well," he said on the club website (www.chelseafc.com).

Christensen helped Denmark qualify for this year’s World Cup by scoring in their 5-1 playoff win over Ireland in November.

Burnley bring in Nkoudou on loan from Spurs

Burnley have signed Tottenham Hotspur's French winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League clubs said on Tuesday.

Nkoudou, 22, joined Spurs from Olympique de Marseille in 2016, after scoring 10 goals in 41 games in the 2015/16 season for the Ligue 1 side, having started his career at Nantes.

The left-sided player has made 23 appearances for Tottenham, including six this season, appearing twice in the Champions League but just once in the Premier League.

"I knew he (Sean Dyche) is a big manager who likes young players and players who go forward, so it suits my character to come here and I am happy to work with him," Nkoudou said.

Image: Andreas Christensen 

Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

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