Date: 19th April 2013 at 1:00pm
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Andre+Schurrle+Germany+v+Greece+UEFA+EURO+gQP5pwsPNKslBayer Leverkusen’s sporting director Rudi Voller has confirmed that the Budesliga are in talks with Chelsea over Andre Schurrle’s imminent move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

There seems to be some confusion over the fee as I’ve seen €20 million mooted as the potential price whilst some of the tabloids have said £20 million, but that’s probably down to lazy conversion and to round up the figure. It isn’t certain whether or not Kevin De Bruyne will be made part of the deal.

Voller told German publication Bild:

“Yes, I was in London and we have held talks.

“There is nothing more to say. Nothing has yet been decided.”

I’m not completely sold on Schurrle as I cannot help but compare him to the likes of Marco Reus and Germany’s premier young talent and I don’t think he’s on the same sort of level, he does have potential to improve and players develop at different rated though.

I’m really hoping the price isn’t as much as 20 million in Sterling as that’s far too much for him and the Euro amount, which is still pricey, sounds about right. Also, if De Bruyne is to be used in the deal then it MUST be a loan as it would be a monumental error on Chelsea’s part to let the talented young Belgian go, especially if they’re going to undervalue a player that Champions League semi-finalists Dortmund have put in around £14.5 million for. We don’t want to repeat the mistake we did by letting Nemanja Matic go to Benfica.

De Bruyne has caught the eye of a number of German clubs this season after impressing for both club and country and it’s unlikely that he will be playing at Werder Bremen next season. I honestly think he’s good enough for Chelsea as he is but a loan spell at a top German club like Bayer wouldn’t do him any harm at all.

Source: The Mirror

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