Chelsea eye Schurrle deal as interest confirmed

Chelsea could be on the verge of signing forward Andre Schurrle after Bayer Leverkusen admitted that they were in talks over a deal, says the Daily Mirror.

The German international has been a long-term target for the European champions, having set the Bundesliga alight since signing for Leverkusen in 2011.

And it now appears he could be heading to the Premier League – though the club’s sporting director, Rudi Voller, insists that Leverkusen will not be bullied into accepting an offer for the 22-year-old.

Voller said: “It’s totally normal for there to be enquiries for such a great player, even from London. That’s part of the business.

Some media outlets suggest that Schurrle has a release clause of £28.5million which Leverkusen would be obligated to accept, though the Blues are allegedly willing to offer £12million plus fringe Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

Schurrle has made 28 appearances in the Bundesliga for Leverkusen this season, scoring nine goals. He has 22 caps for his country and has scored seven goals under national team boss Joachim Low.

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