Chelsea look set to make Bayern Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle their first signing of the summer, with the two clubs reportedly carrying out negotiations in London.
The German outfit’s director of sport Rudi Voller and general manager Michael Reschke flew to England yesterday to begin negotiations with the Blues.
The 22-year-old, has been on the Blues’ radar for a while and admitted last summer he would be interested in a switch to Stamford Bridge.
The deal which is likely to exceed 25 million euros ($33 million, £21 million) may also see the 2012 European champions loan Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne to the German club for next season.
Schurrle, who can play as a lone striker or winger, has scored seven goals in 22 appearances for Germany and appeared at Euro 2012 where Joachim Loew’s side lost to Italy in the semi-finals.
He began his career at Mainz, scoring a club record 15 goals in 34 matches during the 2010-11 season and helping the club qualify for the Europa League before moving to Leverkusen.
De Bruyne is under contract with Chelsea until 2017 after signing from Genk in 2012 and has spent this season on loan at Werder Bremen, where he has scored six goals in an attacking midfielder role.
Would Schurrle be a good signing for the Blues? Undoubtedly.
He would prove to be a fantastic long-term investment for Roman Abramovich’s side. The young German is still a developing player, he is a fine all-rounder that could thrive among Chelsea’s stars.
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