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Christensen loan ruled out

The agent of Chelsea starlet Andreas Christensen has rejected reports linking his client with a loan move to Sunderland.

Speculation has been mounting for some time that the 18-year-old defender could be allowed out on a season-long deal in 2014/15.

Sunderland are reported to be leading the chase for his services, with Gus Poyet prepared to offer the youngster a Premier League stage on which to perform.

Christensen has, however, not given up on taking that step at Stamford Bridge - with Chelsea holding the promising centre-half in high regard.

His representative, Sten Christensen, told Danish publication BT on the loan rumours: \"That is news to me.

\"I do not believe that Andreas will be joining Sunderland for the upcoming season.

\"That is not my impression right now. I have not talked to the club about a loan for Andreas.

\"At the moment, the plan is that Andreas will play for Chelsea when pre-season starts after the summer vacation.

\"But things can change quickly in this game.\"

Christensen is under contract at Chelsea until the summer of 2016.