According to Sky Sports News, negotiations between both parties were held earlier this season, however talks have now been put on hold by Rudiger's representatives as the player takes time to assess his options.
The report also claims that Rudiger remains committed to the Blues and that a contract extension with Thomas Tuchel's side remains a possibility.
The Germany international has previously stated that he is in no rush to sign a new contract, as it will be "the most important decision" of his career.
Rudiger has made 159 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea since joining the club from Roma in 2017, winning the FA Cup, the Europa League and lifting the Champions League trophy last season. body check tags ::