Date: 3rd June 2013 at 11:10am
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Andre SchürrleChelsea may decide to withdraw their interest in Bayer Leverkusen winger Andre Schurrle as the two sides are far from reaching an agreement, according to sports journalist Tim Röhn.

Röhn told his followers via his Twitter account (@Tim_Roehn) that the Blues are losing patience with the Bundesliga club and Bayer are failing in their attempt at replacing the 22-year-old as their approach for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit the skids.

This wouldn’t be the first time that doubt was cast over this transfer as it’s gone from a sure thing to to bust on a number of occasions already, with the previous hiccup believed to be in relation to Kevin De Bruyne’s decision over whether or not he wanted to join Bayer Leverkusen on loan in return.

It’s has gotten a bit farcical at this point as Bayer Leverkusen have been guilty of sending mixed messages to the media. Their general manager Rudi Voller spoke openly about negotiations and said Schurrle wouldn’t be allowed to go until a replacement had been found whilst chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser has already told the German press that they had agreed a ‘certain fee’ and that De Bruyne will be joining them on loan, but there has been no confirmation from Chelsea or either player involved as yet.

Although Schurrle spoke after the final game of the league season saying that it will likely be his final game for the club if promises that have been made to him are kept. Then reports followed that he is growing tired of the whole process and was irked by Bayer’s lack of activity.

He’s a decent young player but probably isn’t worth the money quoted in the media, so if it does fall through then it wouldn’t be such a bad thing seeing as it’s amateur hour down at the BayArena.

I genuinely think that we could do better with the money and Schurrle obviously isn’t Jose Mourinho’s choice as we’ve been chasing the German international for almost a year. Hopefully the new manager will be announced soon and he can weigh up transfer options with Michael Emenalo and the club, as we’ll obviously continue with the long-term strategy as far as recruitment is involved. But Mourinho will have a voice and I’m personally hoping that he noticed the performances of Antoine Griezmann when he came up against Real Sociedad in La Liga.


One response to “Chelsea getting impatient over winger deal”

  1. ian arnott says:

    If Schurrie is such a good prospect for £20 millions or so, why has there been no interest shown by other clubs ? In my opinion Kevin de Bruyne is much better player, who it seems is attracting much attention from German clubs, unlike Schurrie.