Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has said that he is not rushing into signing a new contract with the Blues, as it will be “the most important decision” of his career.
Rudiger’s future remains the subject of much speculation, with the Germany international’s deal at Stamford Bridge due to expire next June.
A number of clubs, including Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich, are said to be interested in signing the defender on a free transfer.
The 28-year-old has insisted that he has not been in talks with any club other than Chelsea, but he is not prepared to rush a decision on his future.
“For me, this will now be the most important decision of my professional career. I haven’t spoken to any other club than Chelsea”, he told Sky Deutschland.
Rudiger has been a key player for Chelsea since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival as head coach, while he has already featured on seven occasions at club level this term, scoring once.