Germans confess a deal will go ahead.
Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen have admitted that a deal is in place to take star man Andre Schurrle to Chelsea and all that’s left is for the player to sign on the dotted line, talkSPORT reports.
The west London side have been linked with the German international for several months now and the club’s general manager Wolfgang Holzhauer has confirmed that a deal has been agreed between the two and Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will head in the opposite direction as a sweetener.
“We have reached an agreement with Chelsea,” Holzhauser told the Rheinische Post newspaper.
“They are going to buy Andre Schurrle for a specific fee and, in return, they will loan De Bruyne to us for a year for free.
“I expect Chelsea to stand by what has been agreed.”
Schurrle has been in fine form this season, bagging 11 goals in 34 Bundesliga games to help the club to the third placed finish and gaining entry into next season’s Champions League.
Schurrle has made 83 appearances overall for Leverkusen since joining from Mainz 05 in 2011. The 22-year-old is also an established feature in the German national set up, having earned 23 caps since making his debut in 2010.