Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering an offer for Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle this summer as part of his plans to rebuild the Chelsea squad despite not yet having a permanent manager in place, the
Schurrle, 21, is said to fit the description of the kind of player Abramovich wants to see arrive at Stamford Bridge – ‘young and hungry’, as the Telegraph puts it. A fee between £14m and £15m has reportedly been discussed, more than double what Leverkusen paid for Schurrle when signing him from Mainz a year ago.
Capable of playing both as a wide attacker and through the centre, Schurrle has eight goals in 39 games this season, as well as five goals in 12 appearances for Germany. Schurrle is also a contender to be part of Joachim Low’s squad for Euro 2012, as is Chelsea’s first confirmed signing of the summer Marko Marin.
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