German set for Stamford Bridge switch.
Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed that they believe young attacker Andre Schurrle has already signed a pre-contract deal to sign for Chelsea according to Sky Sports.
Bayer Leverkusen general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser is quoted as stating his belief that 22 year old German international Schurrle has agreed terms with the West London side stating;
“Andre Schurrle has probably signed a pre-contract deal with Chelsea”
“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.”
The Bundesliga side are known to be after Belgian attacker Kevin de Bruyne in part exchange for Schurrle but Chelsea are said to be keen on loaning out the youngster rather than selling him outright. The former Racing Genk man is yet to play a senior game for the Premier League side and is currently enjoying a loan spell at Werder Bremen.
Schurrle has had an excellent second season at the BayArena, helping his side secure a Champions League berth, netting 11 goals and assisting another six in Bundesliga action alone.
Chelsea could well do with an attacking addition or two with Fernando Torres continuing to struggle, the Spaniard reaching 1000 Premier League minutes without a goal. Demba Ba has also struggled to his the back of the net, managing just two Premier League goals for Chelsea since his January move to the club from Newcastle United.