Blues central defender Andreas Christensen has provided an update on his Chelsea future, saying he hopes to sign a new deal ‘soon’.

The 25-year-old’s current contract runs out at the end of the season but insists he is not in a ‘bad situation’ with the club and hopes to be in a position to commit his future to Chelsea.

‘Hopefully soon,’ Christensen said when asked if he is close to committing his long-term future with the Blues. ‘I feel valued, I'm happy but I do not get into the contract situation.

‘I do not know why everyone thinks it is a bad situation. Because I'm still happy and I enjoy playing football.’

Christensen, who is currently away on international duty with Denmark, believes he is valued highly by the club and head coach Thomas Tuchel.

‘I'm a player who right now enjoys playing football [at Chelsea] and the coach shows confidence [in me],' the Dane added.

‘There is no bad relationship, there is nothing.’

The Academy graduate recently scored his first ever Chelsea goal in our 4-0 win over Malmo and has gone from strength to strength under our German head coach’s stewardship.

‘I do not think about it at all,' Andreas reiterated about his contract situation. 'I enjoy playing football, so I do not know.’