Antonio Rudiger is unwilling to enter into discussions about a new Chelsea contract until after this summer’s European Championship, according to Kicker .

Rudiger will be entering into the final 12 months of his current deal at the end of this season.

He has been with the Blues for nearly four years after signing from Roma in 2017 for £29m (BBC Sport).

Chelsea Unveil New Signing Antonio Rudiger
COBHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea holds his shirt after signing a 5 year contract at Chelsea Training Ground on July 9, 2017 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

There hasn’t been a clear indication when, or even if, the centre-back will be offered an extension to keep him at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of his current contract.

Rumbles did start to appear about Rudiger being presented a fresh deal before the campaign’s conclusion, following his notable contribution under Thomas Tuchel.

Kicker refuted this and instead reported that the German would make a decision on his Chelsea future after he’s met up with the national team in June.

The Euros offers a perfect shop window opportunity for clubs to gaze at possible player purchases they could make after the tournament.

It would be understandable if Rudiger had plenty of potential buyers.

His performances over the past two months have arguably been the finest he’s achieved during his Chelsea career.

Chelsea FC v Atletico Madrid  - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg Two
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: Antonio Ruediger of Chelsea runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Chelsea FC and Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on March 17, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Even before the 28-year-old become a key figure in Tuchel’s team, he explained in a press conference that there had been approaches from Paris Saint Germain and Jose Mourinho to lure him away from South West London.

Rudiger remains as a Blue for now, but those colours could change come the beginning of 2021/22

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