Stamford Bridge side given fresh hope of Bundesliga forward signing.
Bayer Leverkusen star Andre Schurrle will not be joining Chelsea in the January transfer window but a summer move could be a possibility, according to his father.
The forward reportedly has a get-out clause in his contract which allows him to move at the end of the season if any club meets a fee of €35million (£28.5m).
Leverkusen, who sit second in the Bundesliga, could therefore try to sell Schurrle in the winter transfer window to gain a higher price.
European champions Chelsea could take advantage and are understood to have tried to sign the forward in summer 2012 while the struggles of Fernando Torres could inspire a new bid
But Schurrle’s father, Joachim, has ruled out any move before the end of the campaign, as he told Express newspaper: “We have plenty of time left until the next summer.
“Until next summer, there is no reason to move.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
All signs point to Bayer Leverkusen opting to keep hold of in form forward Andre Schurrle until at least the summer which will then leave the way open for Chelsea to stump up the £28.5m needed to land the young German international at the end of the current campaign.
With Chelsea already some way back from the top of the Premier League and the club’s Champions League hopes hanging by a thread Blues owner Roman Abramovich may feel that it’s sensible to wait until the end of the season to bring in big additions, especially if, as in this case, they can be picked up for smaller fees.
Chelsea have failed with previous bids for Schurrle and are certainly interested in the 22 year old but perhaps will now look to hang on until the summer to land the former Mainz man.
Schurrle has helped Bayer Leverkusen into second spot in the Bundesliga with a series of good all round performances.
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