After it was seemingly dead in the water for a while it appears as though Andre Schurrle may well be on his way to Chelsea as Bayer Leverkusen general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser confirms that they have received an offer for the player.
Holzhauser also suspects that the German international has already ready agreed terms with the Stamford Bridge club by signing a pre-contract, it’s just down to whether the Bundesliga outfit decide if they want to accept the bid or not.
He told Kicker magazine:
“Andre Schurrle has probably signed a pre-contract deal with Chelsea.
“It all depends on whether we let him go. We have received a concrete offer for a fee which we are considering.
“But the price alone is not decisive. We must also have alternatives, which we don’t have yet.”
Bayer Leverkusen do have an interest in Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne, who has been impressive on loan at Werder Bremen this season, but it’s thought that the Blues aren’t keen on selling the Belgian and he may even refuse a loan move there as Dortmund are also keen on him and are a more attractive outfit.
On De Bruyne, Holzhauser said:
“He still has a few talks to hold with Chelsea.
“It looks like there is an offer from Dortmund to sign the player for a relatively high fee.
“According to our information, Chelsea don’t want to sell him but just loan him out.”
I’ve seen Schurrle play a number of times for the Bundesliga club and although I’d back him if he was to come to the club, I don’t see anything special in him and he looks as though he is just one of those players that wasn’t quite good enough to play as a forward so was moved onto the wing. With the third worst conversion rate in Europe, he shoots, shoots and shoots some more (from anywhere).