Abramovich targets Schurrle in Chelsea rebuilding process

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 Daily Telegraph has reported.

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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