Matthias Ginter is ready to turn down the possibility of joining Chelsea in order to remain at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Ginter has emerged as a potential defensive target for Frank Lampard, who’s hopeful of reinforcing his fragile backline that allowed more goals than any other top-ten Premier League side this term.
After signing the likes of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, Lampard is keen to add to his defensive options.
In addition to the Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, Chelsea need at least one centre-back after Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen both failed to deliver consistency.
However, Ginter, who recorded 36 outings for Borussia Monchengladbach across various competitions this campaign, is ready to knock back the Blues’ offer to stay in Germany.
Since joining the Borussia-Park outfit from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, the 26-year-old has become a crucial first-team player at Monchengladbach but has just two years left on his contract.
Ginter, though, has no doubt where his future lies.
“I’m definitely staying in Gladbach. Of course, I heard of the inquiries and was flattered by this attention,” he said, as relayed by the Daily Star.
“But I’ve said often enough how good things are for me in Gladbach. The current team has great potential, and the coach has brought a huge added value for us.
“The club is in the process of building something with the great fans and the environment. I also have big goals with the club, and of course, I’m still tied into a contract.”