Matthias Ginter has played down rumours that he could be set for a switch to Chelsea and declared that he’s ‘definitely staying’ at Borussia Monchengladbach this transfer market.

The 26-year-old centre-half, who won a World Cup winners’ medal with his country’s national team back in 2014, impressed at the heart of Gladbach’s defence this term and won plenty of admirers with his performances in the German top-flight.

Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Arsenal have all been linked with Matthias ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and the Germany international admits he has been ‘flattered’ by the recent speculation.

But the central defender has no plans to switch club anytime soon and it is clear where he sees his future.

‘I’m definitely staying in Gladbach,’ Matthias told a German publication Kicker when quizzed about the rumours.

‘Of course I heard of the enquiries and was flattered by this attention. But I’ve said often enough how good things are for me in Gladbach.’

Matthias added: ‘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.’

His current contract is due to expire in 2021 but Gladbach have an option to extend his contract by 12 more months.

However, Gladbach are hopeful that the centre-back will commit his long-term future to the club with a lengthier deal.