Chelsea and Leverkusen star Andre Schurrle agree on personal terms
Reports indicate Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Andre Schurrle have entered an agreement over a switch during the summer transfer window. It is believed Andre Schurrle has agreed to the personal terms of a contact offered by Chelsea, who are ready to spend €22 million on the Germany international.
The young German star could ink a contract which could see him remain at Stamford Bridge till 2018. Last week, Bayer Leverkusen officials confirmed they were ready to accept bids for the 22-year-old forward, although they were reluctant to lose him earlier in the season.
However, now Bayer Leverkusen officials will be travelling to London on formulate a deal that could be worth €50 million, which includes transfer fees and player salary.
Andre Schurrle was offered a contract by Chelsea at the start of the season. The German star responded by claiming it was “an honor” to join the Champions League winning side, but Bayer Leverkusen turned down Chelsea’s bid.
Last month Bayer Leverkusen general manager Rudi Voller admitted the club was receiving a lot of interest for Andre Schurrle.
We are receiving transfer enquiries every now and then,” Rudi Voller told Deutsche Presseagentur. “Andre Schurrle is not the only player of interest. It is obvious for us to have a look at those proposals. We also did that last summer.”
Bayern Leverkusen are expected to replace Andre Schurrle with Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. The 21-year-old midfielder has been in impressive form at Werder Bremen this season.
“Bayer Leverkusen is a very good option,” Kevin de Bruyne’s agent, Patrick de Koster told Die Welt earlier this week. “They will play in the Champions League next season, and Kevin could take Andre Schurrle’s role.
“Kevin wants to further his career, and Leverkusen could be the right destination.”
Chelsea will be reluctant to sell Kevin de Bruyne as want to further develop the youngster by sending him away on loan once again.
“They are eying another loan,” Patrick de Koster said. “Beside Leverkusen, Dortmund and Schalke are among the clubs interested.”