Schurrle expected to join Chelsea over the summer

Andre Schurrle is coming closer to his long awaited move to Chelsea

Andre Schurrle is coming closer to his long awaited move to Chelsea

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Andre Schurrle looks set to join Chelsea over the summer, with Bayer’s general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser suggesting that the German has already signed a pre-contrcat with the English club.

Schurrle has long been linked with a move to Chelsea, and was tipped to move to the English club over the summer.  Although the move fell through, Chelsea still have the German international on their radar, and the reigning Champions League champions have reportedly made a bid for twenty-two-year-old, which Scurrle has so far refused to comment on.

Schurrle, who has been capped by the German national team multiple times, rose through the ranks at Mainz, before making his senior debut in 2009.  The twenty-six-year-old scored twenty times in his first two seasons with Mainz, earning him a move to Bayer in 2011.  He has become an instrumental part of Bayer’s midfield, and has scored fourteen goals in his forty appearances for the club so far this season, also having eight assists.

Chelsea have been looking into the German for a while, and Bayer’s general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser says he expects Schurrle has already signed a pre-contract with Roman Abramovich’s club.  “Andre Schurrle has probably signed a pre-contract deal with Chelsea,” Holzhauser was quoted saying by kicker magazine. “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.”

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