Bayer Leverkusen star Andre Schurrle tipped to join Chelsea in a few days
As the summer transfer window draws nearer, rumors about players making switches are starting to appear. Presently, the hottest topic in the transfer market is of the prodigal German kid Andre Schurrle.
The young Bayer Leverkusen star is expected to move into Chelsea this summer. Andre Schurrle’s agent claims the deal should go down within the next couple of days, although Chelsea has yet to comment on this situation.
Andre Schurrle’s agent Ingo Haspelt comments arrive after Bayer Leverkusen officials travelled to London to seal the deal with Chelsea. Reports arriving from London suggest Andre Schurrle’s switch is a done deal.
“I am hoping for a solution around the weekend,” Ingo Haspelt told sports magazine Bild. “I am awaiting information from Leverkusen or Chelsea. I can only repeat that Chelsea want Schurrle, otherwise they would not be negotiating.”
Bayer Leverkusen have demanded Chelsea to offer midfielder Kevin de Bruyne on loan in exchange for transfer fees and Andre Schurrle. Chelsea will have no problem complying to their demands since the Kevin de Bruyne is already sent on loan in Bundesliga.
Bayer Leverkusen general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser expressed desire to resolve the Andre Schurrle transfer saga “as soon as possible”.
“Andre is, alongside Mario Gotze, one of the best young players in Germany and, if he leaves us, we will want cover for him,” Wolfgang Holzhauser said. “We want clarity as soon as possible.”
The 22-year-old Germany international has been linked to Chelsea for a very long time. Reportedly, Andre Schurrle has inked a pre-contract with Chelsea. Wolfgang Holzhauser commented on the issue in a recent interview to the Kicker magazine.
“Andre Schurrle has probably signed a pre-contract deal with Chelsea,” Wolfgang Holzhauser said. “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.”