“The most important thing is that I feel happy here,” Rudiger told The Guardian last month.
“I think if people look at it, they can see I’m happy. About the contract situation, I talk with the club. This is for nobody’s ears. It was how I said it would be after the Euros – there would be talks.
“There was a talk between Marina [Granovskaia, a Chelsea director] and my agent. We have the situation where we are at now and I have nothing to do with all the speculation.
“This is not in my mind. I’m focused on what I’m doing because this is why I wake up every morning.”
Rudiger was also full of praise for Tuchel, who gave him a new lease of life when he took over the managerial post from Frank Lampard in January.