Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel running out of time to solve headache that could cost millions

Not to mention the fact that new arrivals would be forced to adapt quickly, which in turn, could disrupt the defensive flow of the team.

Both Azpilicueta and Christensen have been in-and-out of the side during Tuchel’s tenure and have proved to be valuable members to the team at various points.

Chelsea travel to face Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday knowing that realistically only a win will be good enough to keep up any hopes of a title pursuit.

But for now at least, the contract saga rumbles on.