Chelsea have revealed their retained and release list for the 2022/23 season, with Andreas Christensen among the players who will be leaving the club.
Christensen’s summer departure was long overdue and announced in March that he would join Barcelona if his contract expires.
Chelsea had hoped to tie Dane to new terms only so the player could repeatedly deny their offers. This, combined with his refusal to play in the FA Cup final against Liverpool last month, means he is leaving his youth club under a dark cloud.
Christensen is not the only player leaving Chelsea this summer. Danny Drinkwater has also been released after failing to make an impact on the team. Drinkwater signed back in 2017 for £ 35m and went on to make 23 appearances in all competitions.
Towards the end of his time in west London, he tried to revive his career with unsuccessful loan shots and recently spent time with Championship side Reading.
Charly Musonda has also been released as he has played just seven games for the first team at Stamford Bridge since joining the club.
The last to leave was Jake Clarke-Salter, who has been with the club for 16 years. The 24-year-old has enjoyed a loan spell less than six years as a Chelsea player and has impressed Coventry City this season.